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precious
'precious' - used as an adjective
1. characterized by feeling or showing fond affection for
children are precious
2. of high worth or cost
diamonds, sapphires, rubies, and emeralds are precious stones
3. obviously contrived to charm
an insufferably precious performance

'precious' - used as a adverb
4. extremely
there is precious little time left
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But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine. - Click here to find out.
Fact of the day
The world record for donut eating is held by John Haight, who ate 29 donuts (52 ounces) in a little over six minutes.