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So we think, whatever you think: and whose thoughts are to be preferred?

Mash or chop the berries, as preferred, and add the sugar to them.

Any salad dressing that is preferred may be served with them.

She never lied about her age, but she preferred to forget it.

Tenancy at a fixed rental is preferred, as less complicated and troublesome.

He preferred to do this, rather than to go at once to work at the sweeping and cleaning.

This was a most unpleasant reflection and Martin preferred to dismiss it.

He preferred to go straight to bed, for he was too tired to eat.

I preferred stories of Egypt's past and present to tales of adventure.

He felt as if his dignity had been mildly assaulted, and he preferred to stand.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "to put forward or advance in rank or fortune, to promote," from Old French preferer (14c.) and directly from Latin praeferre "place or set before, carry in front," from prae "before" (see pre-) + ferre "to carry, to place" (see infer). Meaning "to esteem (something) more than others" also is recorded from late 14c. Original sense in English is preserved in preferment.

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