Some of his preciousness is a veneer, however, for his fatalistic streak.
He stripped it of its preciousness, embraced its commercial, mass appeal, and turned the designer into a celebrity.
What does the preciousness of our white flesh represent in contrast to burnt brown bodies created by our bombs?
But there is something profoundly alienating in his unsympathetic tone, his "preciousness" and superciliousness.
Let it be so, with an ever-growing sense of the preciousness of the work of intercession.
Finally unfavourable to the authenticity, they are yet in no way derogatory to the preciousness of this Old Testament Apocalypse.
And will not the preciousness of the victor's wreath excuse some impatience in the struggle for it?
Judge of our esteem for you by the preciousness of the body over which we are thus calling you to preside.'
I would like somebody who is capable of valuing her to value her in all her preciousness.
Apart from him, there is no preciousness in the word, no blessing in ordinances, no permanent sanctifying results in affliction.
mid-13c., from Old French precios "precious, costly, honorable, of great worth" (11c., Modern French précieux), from Latin pretiosus "costly, valuable," from pretium "value, worth, price" (see price (n.)). Meaning "over-refined" in English first recorded late 14c. In Johnson's day, it also had a secondary inverted sense of "worthless." Related: Preciously; preciousness.
"beloved or dear person or object," 1706, from precious (adj.).