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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
  1. of high value or worth, or seemingly regarded as such
    • The crown had many precious gemstones
    • This building work needs site access, and tell the city council that I don't give a fuck for a few lorry tyre ruts across their precious grass verge.
  2. regarded with love or tenderness.
    • My precious daughter is to marry
  3. treated with too much reverence.
    • He spent hours painting the eyes of the portrait, which his fellow artists regarded as a bit precious.

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