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a precious jewel
historic houses with rare and precious contents
a precious memory
Her daughter is the most precious thing in the world to her.
Human skills are the nation's most precious resource.
We're wasting precious time sitting around here!
You and your precious husband did nothing for me.
Pop stars used to be a lot less precious about advertising products.
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a Korean dish made from fermented cabbage or other vegetables, garlic and spices
a period of time spent asking people for their opinions or support
a compulsive desire for something; an addiction to something
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American definition of precious from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.