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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pref·er·a·bly, adv. In preference; by choice.
    To choose Plautus preferably to Terence.   --Dennis.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adv : more readily or willingly; "clean it well, preferably with
            warm water"; "I'd rather be in Philadelphia"; "I'd
            sooner die than give up" [syn: sooner, rather]