Definition of Preferring

1. Verb. (present participle of prefer) ¹



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Definition of Preferring

1. prefer [v] - See also: prefer

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Preferring

preferists
preferment
preferments
preferr
preferrable
preferred
preferred creditor
preferred shares
preferred stock
preferredness
preferreds
preferrer
preferrers
preferrest
preferreth
preferring (current term)
prefers
prefestival
prefetch
prefetchable
prefetched
prefetches
prefetching
prefeudal
prefices
prefidence
prefidences
prefident
prefight
prefiguration

Literary usage of Preferring

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1. Commentaries on the Laws of England by William Blackstone, William Carey Jones (1915)
"(i) Reasons for rule preferring male stocks.—However, I am inclined to think, that this rule of our laws does not owe its immediate original to any view of ..."

2. A Manual for Courts-martial, Courts of Inquiry and of Other Procedure Under by United States War Dept (1916)
"Arrest of officer without preferring charges. ... Whenever a commanding officer places an officer in arrest without preferring charges, he will make a ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1899)
"This memorial volume contains several biographical sketches and a portrait of Dr. Smith. preferring medicine, he was graduated in 1840, at the Medical ..."

4. Publications by English Dialect Society (1850)
"... alwaies preferring the Interest of his Country (next to the true Worship of the immortal Gods) before all other considerations ; and tho' he wanted 3. ..."

5. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1887)
"The Christians of Persia were suspected, in time of war, of preferring their religion to their country ; but as long as peace subsisted between the two ..."

6. Publications by Oxford Historical Society (1907)
"In wch book are many very shrewd things ag' the Non-Residency of the Clergy, and the preferring illiterate men in the Church. Oct. IO (Th.). ..."

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