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like better

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choose

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to show partiality toward (someone)

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like better

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select as an alternative over another

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give preference to one creditor over another

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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.