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'cherished' is the definition.
(I know that cherished can be written as precious)

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(Other definitions for precious that I've seen before include "Valuable; the Ring, for Gollum (Tolkien)" , "costly" , "Of high worth or cost" , "Valuable, treasured" , "Very dear" .)

I've seen this clue in The Irish Times.
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