Then, turning towards Ali, he said, "Let all the horses in my stables be led before the windows of your young lady, that she may select those she prefers
for her carriage.
My lord," said D'Artagnan, "Monsieur de Vallon is like me, he prefers
service extraordinary -- that is to say, enterprises that are considered mad and impossible.
He is merely the infinitesimal atom of a force that, so far from regarding him, crushes him: indeed, prefers
him crushed, as in that case he is far more obedient.
The artist prefers
a hilly country because it is picturesque; the engineer a flat one because it is convenient; the man of pleasure likes what he calls "a fine woman"--she suits him; the fashionable young gentleman admires the fashionable young lady--she is of his kind; the toil-worn, fagged, probably irritable tutor, blind almost to beauty, insensible to airs and graces, glories chiefly in certain mental qualities: application, love of knowledge, natural capacity, docility, truthfulness, gratefulness, are the charms that attract his notice and win his regard.
This youth entertains a high opinion of thy skill, it seems, for he prefers
thee to dress his wound even to our good friend, Dr.
Though Julia fancies she prefers
tragedy, I would not trust her in it.
We have set aside the nation, which prefers
singing merry songs to psalms, and the army, which we will not fight: but the parliament remains, and that seldom sings.
Lord Deepmere can't decide which he prefers
, my sister-in-law or me," said Madame de Bellegarde.
Captain Purnall prefers
an overlifted to an underlifted ship; but no two captains trim ship alike.
We can be quite strangers on the road, if your lama prefers
But if your Excellency prefers
it I will return in, say, seven years' time when I may perhaps be old enough to talk about grave matters.
If she also then prefers
me when I'm nasty it seems to me I ought to satisfy her.
It only remains, therefore, to discover what is wanted by this German who writes upon Bohemian paper and prefers
wearing a mask to showing his face.
The man must value the pipe highly when he prefers
to patch it up rather than buy a new one with the same money.
This story is told by the family with the fiercest mystification; but I really think Mrs MacNab prefers
her own original tale: that the Other Man (or whatever it is) crawls out every night from the big box in the corner, which is kept locked all day.