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An example use of precious in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… how limited and how precious my own …”
Precious means very valuable.
the word precious occurs in english on average 35.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that precious can be often used in the following areas:
1) life, nature, and living environment;