In the lead up to this day, each student lists, in order of preference, the residency program that he or she would like to attend.
We have to want peace more because Israeli and Palestinian leaders have made their preference for the status quo abundantly clear.
Now, I know my preference of life mate freaks some people out.
Sixty-eight percent of likely voters already express a preference for smaller government and lower taxes.
The preference for U.S.-made goods was particularly pronounced in product categories, such as hand tools.
I come to you in preference, on purpose to avoid sermonising.
How my heart rises at her preference of them to me, when she is convinced of their injustice to me!
There are four or five varieties, but no preference has been given to any particular one.
All our reasonings a priori will never be able to show us any foundation for this preference.
He expressed his preference for parliamentary reform, based on population.
mid-15c., "advancement in position or status;" 1650s as "act of prefering," from Middle French preference (14c., Modern French préférence), from Medieval Latin preferentia, from past participle stem of Latin praeferrere (see prefer). Sense of "that which one prefers" is from 1852.