preciously

adverb

pre·​cious·​ly ˈpre-shəs-lē How to pronounce preciously (audio)
1
: in a precious manner
2

Examples of preciously in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Opt for a colorful set of paring knives that can go in the dishwasher and won’t need to be treated preciously, a sleek kitchen scale, or a set of silicone storage bags for packed school snacks. Mackenzie Chung Fegan, Bon Appétit, 31 Aug. 2023 The war between Dorinda and Ramona starts, as most RHONY disasters do, with Ramona and Sonja putzing about their Cancun room in robes, reading their iPads with glasses preciously balanced at the very tips of their noses, and simultaneously talking about how to handle a delicate situation. Jodi Walker, EW.com, 21 Aug. 2020 Guient was an assistant dean for academic diversity and inclusive excellence at the Thomas J. Watson College of Engineering and Applied Science at Binghamton University, which is part of the State University of New York system, and was preciously with Xavier University of Louisiana. NOLA.com, 7 Feb. 2021 And on a meta level, Red Rocket and Uncut Gems are both A24 auteur projects that allow a preciously underrated comedic actor to show he’s got real chops. Nate Jones, Vulture, 15 July 2021 Since Justice Blackmun’s ruling was overturned on June 24, 2022, it has been mourned and vilified, far more preciously held (by some) and defiled (by others) than the case whose holding has replaced it, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health. Time, 21 Jan. 2023 But even though Coptic binding is so old, that doesn’t mean Gallegos’ books have to be treated preciously. Kolbie Peterson, The Salt Lake Tribune, 20 Nov. 2022 Help your tot look preciously poisonous with this simple DIY. Rebecca Norris, Country Living, 15 Sep. 2022 The going did not get much easier over time, as Frankfurter made preciously few distinctive contributions to the canon of American constitutional law. Justin Driver, The Atlantic, 12 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of preciously was in the 14th century

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“Preciously.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/preciously. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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