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?
When you're special to a cat, you're special indeed, she brings to you the gift of her preference of you, the sight of you, the sound of your voice, the touch of your hand. Lester B. Pearson
I choose the likely man in preference to the rich man; I want a man without money rather than money without a man. Themistocles
I used to be homophobic, but as I got older, I realized that wasn't the way to do things. I don't discriminate against anybody for their sexual preference, for their skin color... that's immature. ASAP Rocky
I have a strong preference for being alive. Alan Alda
In science, read by preference the newest works. In literature, read the oldest. The classics are always modern. Amy Lowell