The act of Preferring, or the state of being preferred; the setting of one thing before another; precedence; higher estimation; predilection; choice; also, the power or opportunity of choosing; as, to give him his preference.
That which is preferred; the object of choice or superior favor; as, which is your preference?
Esteem must be founded on preference: to hold everyone in high esteem is to esteem nothing. Moliere
Of two pleasures, if there be one which all or almost all who have experience of both give a decided preference, irrespective of any feeling of moral obligation to prefer it, that is the more desirable pleasure. John Stuart Mill
And if I had a preference, it would be to be able to not be in the studio until 4 in the morning. Alanis Morissette
In science, read, by preference, the newest works; in literature, the oldest. The classic literature is always modern. Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
My preference is that, that day when someone sticks a tripod in front of you with a camera on the top, it is not day one. Daniel Day-Lewis