Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Highly priced or prized.

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Usage examples "precious":

  1. It is pretty, and will be twice as precious in my eyes when it belongs to you. - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
  2. Don't be in a precious hurry, if you please." - "The Ancient Law", Ellen Glasgow.
  3. It's a precious long way up. - "Will of the Mill", George Manville Fenn.