use preferring in a sentence.
This is why Darwin resisted the use the term preferring the word “transmutation” which I think came originally from Lamarck whose scheme was also progressive but involved environmental mechanisms as well as God-given drives to complexity and spontaneous generation.
This idea of evolution was toally alien to Darwin and he refused to use the term preferring “descent with modification” which implied no direction. bystander
Mr. Isherwood however, in preferring to use his coveted editorial pulpit for snarky, unfunny asides -- "I invited a Beatles devotee to join me, but she reacted as if I'd asked her to come along to two weeks of jury duty" -- casually damns Rain with faint, and mostly fudged, praise.
Perhaps, indeed, this is why the Christians follow the Jews in preferring to avoid the name at all, preferring to simply call him Lord.
The first and lowest were the Dicteriads, so called from Diete (Crete), who imitated Pasiphaë, wife of Minos, in preferring a bull to a husband; above them was the middle class, the Aleutridæ, who were the Almahs or professional musicians, and the aristocracy was represented by the Hetairai, whose wit and learning enabled them to adorn more than one page of Grecian history.