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adjective as in favored

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Goodell and Daniel Snyder spoke and agreed it would be preferable for Wilkinson to report to the league instead of to the team, multiple people familiar with the situation said then.

These are usually preferable for those who will be using a mechanical keyboard primarily for typing.

Radcliffe has said that shorter cross-country races might actually be preferable from a competition standpoint since such an arrangement would better accommodate both middle- and long-distance runners.

To a shopkeeper who thinks otherwise, she asks if, in asking you about your day, it is their hope to get a full-form response — or whether it would not be preferable to move on to the next customer and get on with the day.

This seems pretty sensible and preferable to going to war with an opponent you know nothing about.

Living with bats is far preferable to living without them, Plowright says.

Surely it would be preferable to place Issy in foster care than attempt to kill her.

He clearly felt that this was preferable to any more combat.

It is surely preferable to blood-letting in the guise of ideologically-guided nation-building.

There is a danger, Jones suggests, in assuming that the known world is preferable to any alternative.

The specific gravity is most conveniently estimated by means of the urinometer—Squibb's is preferable (Fig. 14).

With nervous children the lobe of the ear is preferable, as it prevents their seeing what is being done.

Her own wild imaginings made death seem preferable to the anguish of her belief that Frank had fallen.

A crust of bread and clear air are far preferable to luxuries enveloped in clouds of smoke and heaps of filth.

If a full-flavored cigar is desired, choose the dark colors, and the lighter if a mild cigar is preferable.


On this page you'll find 20 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to preferable, such as: desirable, excellent, preferred, superior, better, and choice.

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