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Francis thought marmalade on toast was preferable to strawberry jamI much prefer locally made beer to the kind made by the big breweries.

Francis thought marmalade on toast was preferable to strawberry jam.

I would like to travel to Europe next spring, preferably to Italy.

Joseph likes playing soccer, but Lawrence's preference is baseball.

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu once said, I prefer liberty to chains of diamonds.

Would you prefer to travel to Mexico in March or in April?

Sammy prefers woollen gloves, but I like fleece mitts.

Studies show that mosquitoes prefer children to adults, and blondes to brunettes.

It is the female lion who does more than 90 percent of the hunting, while the male is afraid to risk his life, or simply prefers to rest.

I don't mind eating meat, but I really prefer vegetarian meals.

Mosquitoes prefer children to adults.

A Hebrew proverb notes that a woman prefers poverty with love to wealth without love.

A Filipino proverb suggests that the bitterness of studying is preferable to the bitterness of ignorance.

A Spanish proverb states that in a choice between bad company and loneliness, the second is preferable.

I would prefer that you children play outside this afternoon. I want to clean up the house a bit.

We can have the meeting today or tomorrow; I don't really have any preference.

When filling positions which come open from time to time, we generally give preference to internal applicants.

Some of the parents of the other kids on the team believe the coach has been giving preferential treatment to his own son.

Julius Caesar once commented, Which death is preferable to every other? The unexpected.

Find someone who prefers red wine to white wine.

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