There is a danger, Jones suggests, in assuming that the known world is preferable to any alternative.
If not, cutting losses now may well be preferable to depleting blood and treasure while caught up in a downward spiral.
Avoid if possible; the phrase “[x] was caught lying and sheepishly acknowledged it” is preferable.
It is seen as preferable to heavy-handed regulation, with specific prohibitions and precise limitations.
For Morris, the cleansing of Arabs from Israel or Greater Israel is preferable to a shared, democratic alternative.
Yet preferable, I should say, to the wily and treacherous savages the Americans have been accustomed to fighting.
This will be found to be very delicious and preferable to any other kind.
When she came to go into it in detail, I found that on the whole hers was the preferable course.
For the unhappiness of Youth is preferable to the resignation of Age.
It was preferable to coaling, as it was cleaner; but the labour was very strenuous.