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choice

the necessity for CENTRALLY PLANNED ECONOMIES and PRIVATE ENTERPRISE ECONOMIES to have to choose which goods and services to produce and in what quantities, arising from the relative SCARCITY of economic resources (FACTORS OF PRODUCTION) available to produce those goods and services. See ECONOMICS, PREFERENCES.
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Women know that, the choicest of them: a little fatter a little leaner-- oh, how much fate is in so little!
We gathered in with its sheaf of fragrant days the choicest harvest of childhood.
I mean, that we are liable to be imposed upon, and to confer our choicest favours often on the undeserving, as you must own was your case in your bounty to that worthless fellow Partridge: for two or three such examples must greatly lessen the inward satisfaction which a good man would otherwise find in generosity; nay, may even make him timorous in bestowing, lest he should be guilty of supporting vice, and encouraging the wicked; a crime of a very black dye, and for which it will by no means be a sufficient excuse, that we have not actually intended such an encouragement; unless we have used the utmost caution in chusing the objects of our beneficence.
This was a retired spot, not of the choicest kind, leading into the fields.
Inchbare instantly bustled out to fetch the choicest garments that her wardrobe could produce.
Inchbare reappeared, with the choicest selection of wearing apparel which her wardrobe could furnish.
I was given the choicest suite of apartments in the castle, after the king's.
'Honi soit qui mal y pense.' You wanted an answer a minute ago -- there it is for you, my dear, in the choicest Norman-French."
In three weeks' time--three weeks!--two weeks--ten days--we'll have the best ship, sir, and the choicest crew in England.
Summary: It wasn't all about just capturing the choicest of the palm family's sweet fruits on display.
Summary: New Delhi [India] ANI 14 (ANI/NewsVoir): DIACOLOR a high luxury jewellery brand, reputed worldwide as a design destination where choicest gems and precious metals come together to create exceptional jewellery, under the expert craftsmanship of its artisans, acquires the most expensive Zambian Emerald rough The Inkalamu (Lion) Emerald, recently at the Gemfields auction.
He added that professional beggars can be witnessed everywhere especially during Ramzan but shopping areas mosques and traffic signals are amongst the choicest business locations for them.