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

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Yet is incensed against her for preferring her own relations to him.

He did not attempt to defend himself, however, preferring to turn the quarrel into a joke.

They grow in groups in damp places, preferring hemlock trees.

The preferring of Apollo and his instruments to Marsyas and his instruments is not at all strange, I said.

La Signorina did not reply, preferring to hold her tongue, lest it overthrow her.

You will forgive Harry for preferring a red coat to—to your calling.

"Six, I was told," observed Miss S., with an air of preferring accuracy.

This explains your not preferring the claim—why not prefer the relationship?

And then she was hurt at his preferring to have me with him.

But, my good sir, I also have my reasons for preferring cheaper iron.