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preference

(pref'er-ents),
Choice, decision, or predilection for one health care option over others (for example, treatments, operations).
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But Philip saw that he was suffering, and at the end of the hour asked whether he would not prefer to give no more lessons till he was better.
For about the fifth time he then proposed the Heir at Law, doubting only whether to prefer Lord Duberley or Dr.
As to Captain Wentworth's views, she deemed it of more consequence that he should know his own mind early enough not to be endangering the happiness of either sister, or impeaching his own honour, than that he should prefer Henrietta to Louisa, or Louisa to Henrietta.