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About 2 in 3 of the surveyed teachers said they do not keep insects or spiders in their classrooms because they prefer other animals.

That super soft toilet paper you prefer is made entirely from virgin boreal forests — one of the world’s most important carbon sinks.

An era in which people prefer outside to inside could be a boon for apparel titan VF, whose portfolio includes outdoorsy brands like Vans, The North Face, and Timberland.

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If you prefer not to get tested for coronavirus, you should stay home for two weeks after traveling.

Given the chance, they should prefer to visit a new arm of the maze rather than one they’ve already explored.

Kennedy disliked having girlfriends, preferring one-off conquests instead, but made an exception for Mary Meyer.

A handful of states do not recognize Columbus Day, preferring alternative commemorations.

A tutu clad Swift refuses to pirouette with her fellow ballerinas, preferring to pelvic thrust like a rebel instead.

Zylka was never had ambitions of acting growing up, preferring instead to play football and tag graffiti.

Re-entry programs would be quite justified in preferring black counselors; I assume they do.

The planters get their Havana seed from Cuba, preferring to do so rather than to risk the seed from their own plants.

Full oft, indeed,They gold and silver will despise, bills ofExchange preferring.

Lowell was an enthusiast in his work, though he seldom talked of it, preferring to let results speak for themselves.

There Mandleco offered drinks, but the young man named Victor refused his, preferring to maintain his air of injured dignity.

I seldom sleep here myself, preferring more congenial and less lonesome sleeping accommodations.


On this page you'll find 54 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to preferring, such as: adopt, suggest, pick, go for, wish, and put.

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