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  1. Preferring

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of preferring in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of preferring in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of preferring in a Sentence

  1. John Adams:

    If a majority are capable of preferring their own private interest, or that of their families, counties, and party, to that of the nation collectively, some provision must be made in the constitution, in favor of justice, to compel all to respect the common right, the public good, the universal law, in preference to all private and partial considerations... And that the desires of the majority of the people are often for injustice and inhumanity against the minority, is demonstrated by every page of history... To remedy the dangers attendant upon the arbitrary use of power, checks, however multiplied, will scarcely avail without an explicit admission some limitation of the right of the majority to exercise sovereign authority over the individual citizen... In popular governments [democracies], minorities [individuals] constantly run much greater risk of suffering from arbitrary power than in absolute monarchies...

  2. Justice Potter Stewart:

    The state may not establish a ‘religion of secularism’ in the sense of affirmatively opposing or showing hostility to religion, thus ‘preferring those who believe in no religion over those who do believe.

  3. Jean Iris Murdoch:

    A good man often appears gauche simply because he does not take advantage of the myriad mean little chances of making himself look stylish. Preferring truth to form, he is not constantly at work upon the faade of his appearance.

  4. George W. Bush, speech, November 19, 1999:

    America has never been an empire. We may be the only great power in history that had the chance, and refused - preferring greatness to power and justice to glory.

  5. Joseph Brodsky:

    It would be enough for me to have the system of a jury of twelve versus the system of one judge as a basis for preferring the U.S. to the Soviet Union. I would prefer the country you can leave to the country you cannot.

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  • விரும்பாமல்Tamil

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