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in preference to (someone or something)
Rather than; desiring one person or thing over another. We've decided to go with a local lender in preference to an offshores entity. They're hiring Daniel in preference to Samantha because of the additional experience he has in the field.
in preference to somebody/something rather than somebody/something: She was chosen in preference to her sister.
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Meanwhile, Birmingham midfielder Barry Ferguson (ankle) is on course to be fit for Wigan's visit to St Andrew's, while Blues boss Alex McLeish has to decide whether to give another run-out up front to James McFadden in preference to
If the strategic plan overemphasizes one element of academic operation in preference to
the others, acceptance and interest become serious problems.