precious


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regarded with much love and tenderness

artificially genteel

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characterized by feeling or showing fond affection for

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of high worth or cost

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held in great esteem for admirable qualities especially of an intrinsic nature

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obviously contrived to charm

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extremely

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References in classic literature ?
Then Miss Maxwell would come back from her class, and there would be a precious half hour of chat before Rebecca had to meet Emma Jane at the station and take the train for Riverboro, where her Saturdays and Sundays were spent, and where she was washed, ironed, mended, and examined, approved and reproved, warned and advised in quite sufficient quantity to last her the succeeding week.
Accident -- I will tell you what accident when we meet -- has put me in possession of i nformation precious to your future security.
I had always thought that the stories the sailors told of the famous valley of diamonds, and of the cunning way which some merchants had devised for getting at the precious stones, were mere travellers' tales invented to give pleasure to the hearers, but now I perceived that they were surely true.
Make him give you, besides, the queenly robes of gold and precious stones which are like the flowery meadows, and bring them both to me.
We were greeted with an endless round of applause and showered with ornaments of gold, platinum, silver, and precious jewels.
And in particular it may be more advantageous than any advantage even when it does us obvious harm, and contradicts the soundest conclusions of our reason concerning our advantage--for in any circumstances it preserves for us what is most precious and most important--that is, our personality, our individuality.
They gazed down into the water, which was so transparent that it seemed as if they could have seen the gold and silver at the bottom, had there been any of those precious metals there.
TWO leading objects of commercial gain have given birth to wide and daring enterprise in the early history of the Americas; the precious metals of the South, and the rich peltries of the North.
I would not, therefore, on my account, have you encumber one moment of your precious time by sending for her to Edward Street, especially as every visit is so much deducted from the grand affair of education, which I really wish to have attended to while she remains at Miss Summers's.
One of the most precious public possessions of the empire,' said I.
SALOMON saies; A good Name is as a precious oyntment; And I assure my selfe, such wil your Graces Name bee, with Posteritie.
Because I am a harvest-labourer, because I am a toiler and a moiler, because you are delivered over unto me and are become as a precious instrument in my hands.
Dear and precious Friend, How terrible and frightful a thing is separation
Then he screwed the top of the flask firmly in place and put the precious water in his pocket.
Already the air tanks were at low ebb--there was barely enough of the precious gases to sustain us for another twelve hours.