Word of the Day: Precious

pre-cious / ˈpre-shəs   adjective  
  1. highly priced or valued
Wisdom is more precious than rubies. Proverbs 3:15, The Holy Bible  
  1. deeply cherished; special
There comes a precious moment in all of our lives when we are tapped on the shoulder and offered the opportunity to do something very special that is unique to us and our abilities, what a tragedy it would be if we are not ready or willing. Winston Churchill, 1874-1965  
  1. affectedly refined
Tom Lowery didn’t like little Mr. Poe of the soft voice and precious manners and actin’ like a bloody aristocrat and him all in shabby clothes, too. from ‘Poe Must Die’ by Marc Olden, 1933-2003  
  1. dearly held
One bears what was lovely in the past not as a thorn but as a precious gift deep within, a hidden treasure of which one can always be certain. Dietrich Bonhoeffer, 1906-1945  
  1. utter; flagrant
She’ll take your money She’ll give you honey She’s got an appetite for precious fools. from ‘Eye of the Hurricane’ by Masi, ?-   noun  
  1. something or someone beloved
Whatever we had missed, we possessed together the precious, the incommunicable past. from ‘My Antonia’ by Willa Cather, 1873-1947   adverb  
  1. very
There’s precious little comes of telling people what they don’t want to hear. Martha Ostenso, 1900-1963