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Definition of preferably:

  1. In preference.

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Examples of usage for preferably:

  1. Small crotons are often selected, preferably those that do not bear a score of leaves.
  2. Rather than submit to them he would shoot anyone, preferably himself.
  3. That did not exhaust the resources of civilization, however, as the politicians are fond of saying; and at the worst we could try and make a bolt of it together, without any papers if necessary, but preferably with some in false names.

Quotes for preferably:

  1. The idea was to make a movie ourselves with everyone playing a cameo role. Preferably before we all go, 'cos poor old Charlie Wilson was murdered, and of course Buster has gone. - Ronald Biggs
  2. What I mean by that is that the point of life, as I see it, is not to write books or scale mountains or sail oceans, but to achieve happiness, and preferably an unselfish happiness. - Bernard Cornwell
  3. What we call happiness in the strictest sense comes from the( preferably sudden) satisfaction of needs which have been dammed up to a high degree. - Sigmund Freud
  4. Deals are my art form. Other people paint beautifully on canvas or write wonderful poetry. I like making deals, preferably big deals. That's how I get my kicks. - Ed Koch
  5. Knowledge is what we get when an observer, preferably a scientifically trained observer, provides us with a copy of reality that we can all recognize. - Christopher Lasch
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