select

Part of speech: noun

SELECTNESS.

Part of speech: verb

To take in preference to another or others; choose.

Part of speech: adjective

Chosen; choice.

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Usage examples "select":

  1. I think of several persons among those I know, who are by no means lights upon a hill, whom I should select as companions for a journey rather than him. - "Early Letters of George Wm. Curtis", G. W. Curtis, ed. George Willis Cooke.
  2. Why did you select me from all the millions of people on Earth? - "Raiders of the Universes", Donald Wandrei.
  3. There are several more of our fellow passengers who will select land on the same block when they hear that you and I have settled on it, and we shall soon have, I hope, a pleasant society about us. - "Waihoura, the Maori Girl", W.H.G. Kingston.