Preferably

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Definition

preferably: ideally, I would like
adverb
I'd like to reserve a seat for this flight, preferably by the window.

Examples

  • "Preferably a pretty one."
  • "Napkins (preferably with a proper birthday motif)"
  • "A simple tie (solid color or striped), preferably with a bit of red."
  • "6 cigars (Cuban preferably, but Dominican will do, I suppose)"
  • "I found a discrepancy on my recent bank summary, and I was hoping to speak with someone who can attend to this problem. I'm sure that you are all quite busy, but I would greatly appreciate it if I could receive a call back from a manager, preferably sometime this afternoon."

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