Definition of 'preferring'
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She kept him away from the birth, preferring her female friends. DREAMS OF INNOCENCE (2003)He refused, preferring to meet an icy, lonely death in a field hospital or in some Siberian wasteland. SEA MUSIC (2003)They had given up the automatic steering an hour ago, preferring the eye of a good seaman to judge the sea. LET NOT THE DEEP (2003)
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