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“We need to be able to direct our attention to which patients are most likely to benefit from, in this case, frankly, a relatively precious resource of high titre convalescent plasma,” Musser says.

Though the city’s planning department recently studied how sea level rise will affect its most precious assets, the threat hasn’t featured prominently in public discussion of the redevelopment plan.

Claiming that much of its business is an Israeli state secret, it has offered precious little public detail about its operations, customers, or safeguards.

Research-grade telescopes are a rare and precious commodity, and letting one sit idle for even a handful of nights is a drastic measure.

Lust motivates us to pursue a range of sexual partners—to explore and experiment with possible “mates”—while attraction encourages us to get selective, to conserve precious time and energy by coupling with someone specific.

Being there teaches you to think quickly, edit yourself, and not get too precious about your own work.

From a lyrical standpoint, there are precious few that can catch Kendrick.

Before preservationists could put a stop to it, he and other looters had raided and destroyed precious relics buried at the site.

Second, they threaten one of the most precious resources in our state: public education that is open to all children.

The precious cargo: two American humanitarian workers with Ebola.

But Mrs. Dodd, the present vicar's wife, retained the precious prerogative of choosing the book to be read at the monthly Dorcas.

Take care of a good name: for this shall continue with thee, more than a thousand treasures precious and great.

I am not fool enough to put my precious Naps in jeopardy, just when I am so deucedly in want of them, too.

What is, then, this precious drink I read of in my Shakespeare—so precious, that your lordship will not trust him to his butler?

Her smile was strangely distant, strangely precious: she was love and tenderness incarnate; her little hands held both of his.


On this page you'll find 133 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to precious, such as: adored, beloved, cherished, darling, dear, and dearest.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.