She was far from depending on that result of his preference
of her, which her mother and sister still considered as certain.
My heart invariably cleaved to the master's, in preference
to Catherine's side: with reason I imagined, for he was kind, and trustful, and honourable; and she - she could not be called OPPOSITE, yet she seemed to allow herself such wide latitude, that I had little faith in her principles, and still less sympathy for her feelings.
The first objects that assume a distinct presence before me, as I look far back, into the blank of my infancy, are my mother with her pretty hair and youthful shape, and Peggotty with no shape at all, and eyes so dark that they seemed to darken their whole neighbourhood in her face, and cheeks and arms so hard and red that I wondered the birds didn't peck her in preference
He was so perfectly innocent of my meaning, however, that I thought I would mention it to Biddy in preference
Even Miss Nancy's refusal of her cousin Gilbert Osgood (on the ground solely that he was her cousin), though it had grieved her aunt greatly, had not in the least cooled the preference
which had determined her to leave Nancy several of her hereditary ornaments, let Gilbert's future wife be whom she might.
There was some murmuring among the damsels of Norman descent, who were as much unused to see the preference
given to a Saxon beauty, as the Norman nobles were to sustain defeat in the games of chivalry which they themselves had introduced.
And, as a rule, for the purpose intended, numbers, in the view of simplicity and certainty, are entitled to a preference
But notwithstanding the imperfection of the rule as applied to the relative wealth and contributions of the States, it is evidently the least objectionable among the practicable rules, and had too recently obtained the general sanction of America, not to have found a ready preference
with the convention.
You will only eradicate it when you have changed my preference
They invariably signified to him their earnest wish that an American post might be established among them; and repeatedly declared that they would trade with Americans, in preference
to any other people.
Henley's, much more than that of my other young woman in the city; but she thought that she well understood the secret reason for this preference
, though the world might not.
Now, it was precisely about this time that the directress, stung by my coldness, bewitched by my scorn,and excited by the preference
she suspected me of cherishing for another, had fallen into a snare of her own laying--was herself caught in the meshes of the very passion with which she wished to entangle me.