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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpreferablepref‧e‧ra‧ble /ˈprefərəbəl/ ●○○ adjective  PREFERbetter or more suitable For this dish, fresh herbs and garlic are preferable. In warm weather, clothes made of natural fabrics are infinitely preferable (=much better).preferable to (doing) something Being taught in a small group is far preferable to being in a large, noisy classroom.see thesaurus at better
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preferableNevertheless, many people still cling to the vinyl disk as preferable.A limited contract for a few sessions, at least in the first instance, is always preferable.But how can we decide which analysis is preferable?The most preferable arrangement would be for us to pay very low interest over a long period of time.So we're agreed. Our preferable course of action is to do nothing until the report is published.It must be preferable that the original action proceed rather than being convoluted into a negligence action.After a while, deciding that discretion was preferable, they moved off some distance into the desert parallel to the road.I found this vaguely reassuring; a short, sharp death seemed preferable to a long, slow chewing underwater.Even to some one as straight as myself, the bearded gentleman is preferable to Anneka Rice or Judith Chalmers.As far as I'm concerned anything would be preferable to staying here alone.At that point, even a 3,000-mile plane ride home into relentless headwinds almost seemed preferable to Vancouver.far preferableFrom upwards its tone becomes thin and rather unsatisfactory, the flute being far preferable at that altitude.However, it is far preferable for companies to utilise the professional services of a company such as Rentokil Tropical Plants.Jackson, who opposes the welfare overhaul, says Clinton is far preferable to Dole.Discomfort in the open air was far preferable to him.In fact, too few words are far preferable to too many.
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