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a preference for small dogs
Either tomorrow or Wednesday is fine for me. Do you have a preference?
The American military cautiously expressed a preference for joint action.
It's really just a matter of personal preference which you choose.
The voter marks the candidates 1, 2, 3, etc., in order of preference.
The government's preference is for a diplomatic solution.
The scholarship committee will give preference to students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Harry was unable to understand the boy's passion for mechanical objects in preference to living creatures.
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