Definition of 'preferred'
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Macquarie is understood to have been granted preferred bidder status in the autumn. Times, Sunday Times (2017)For those with more modest budgets, wine fridges and drawers are the preferred options. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But they would have preferred another defender. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Friends insist his preferred option is to remain at the club. The Sun (2012)Instead of touring they preferred to stay at home and quietly bring up their families well away from the spotlight. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The 83-year-old animal lover preferred to stay with her injured pet instead. The Sun (2008)Gilts ended marginally higher as investors preferred to stay neutral after a sharp three-day rally. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Mill's preferred option of minority representation was no real solution. Democracy and its Critics - Anglo-American democratic thought in the nineteenth century (1989)Know which of the options is your preferred solution, and why. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Now sources closer to the preferred bidder are talking about less than 180 million. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Your preferences are complete if you can say that one bundle is preferred to another or that you are indifferent between the two bundles. Microeconomics: Price Theory in Practice (1995)He was telling her how the studio had come to be built where it was, and why he would have preferred another site. Exploring language (6th edn) (1995)This is the preferred option for many City firms and MPs. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Left to the spooks, generals and diplomats, that might be the preferred option. Times, Sunday Times (2012)His preferred option, initially, was to raise capital through bonds. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Insiders said a float remained BC's preferred option. Times, Sunday Times (2011)I only said that they are my preferred option,' he said. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Capita fought off BT to win preferred bidder status in a competition run by the borough of Barnet. Times, Sunday Times (2012)A flotation is seen as a potential exit route for the investors, although a sale at an acceptable price is understood to be the preferred option. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
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