precious


precious
01. Water in many of the desert areas of Africa is a [precious] resource.
02. In the books "The Hobbit," and "The Lord of the Rings," the character Gollum often refers to the magic ring as "my [precious]."
03. Every acre of land in El Salvador is [precious] because there are so many people living on so little land.
04. My wedding ring didn't cost much, but it is certainly [precious] to me.
05. Some jewelry and [precious] stones were stolen from the store.
06. The time the father spent visiting with his children during his stay in the hospital was very [precious] to him.
07. Fresh water is one of this country's most [precious] resources.
08. My late husband's love letters to me are very [precious], and I keep them in a box in my room so that I can read them from time to time.
09. An African proverb states that sorrow is like a [precious] treasure, shown only to friends.
10. The Bible tells us that wisdom is more [precious] than rubies.
11. An Egyptian proverb holds that more [precious] than our children are the children of our children.
12. Dr. David Allman once noted that life is [precious] to the old person.
13. Jesse Jackson once said of the United States, "Our nation is a rainbow, red, yellow, brown, black and white, and we are all [precious] in God's sight."
14. Napoleon once stated that nothing is more difficult, and therefore more [precious], than to be able to decide.
15. Randolph Bourne once noted that friendships are fragile things, and require as much handling as any other fragile and [precious] thing.
16. Maxim Gorky once observed that happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and [precious] it is.
17. Josiah Holland once said that the most [precious] possession that ever comes to a man in this world is a woman's heart.
18. Rachel Carson once noted that of all our natural resources, water has become the most [precious].

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