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sought after

In demand; very popular with or desired by a lot of people. To the surprise of some, the product has been greatly sought after since it was first released. Retailers have struggled to maintain stock of the sought after toy. Now that the property market has begun to boom, construction workers are much sought after once again.
See also: after, sought

think greatly of (someone or something)

To have a very good opinion about someone; to hold someone or something in very high regard or esteem. I can tell your last boss thinks very greatly of you, judging from the reference letter she wrote for you. Somehow I doubt the mayor will think too greatly of an article exposing all of his financial details.
See also: greatly, of, think

sought after

Also, much sought after. Very popular, in demand, as in He was much sought after as a throat specialist, particularly by singers. This expression uses the past participle of seek in the sense of "desired" or "searched for." [Late 1800s]
See also: after, sought
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The Cardinal's spokesman said that he was greatly honoured by the invitation, regarding it as "a further sign of the Queen's own determination to promote ecumenical relations within the nation.
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Western explorers and anthropologists who trekked to the harsh lands of northern Alaska and Canada early in this century made a disturbing observation: Boys greatly outnumbered girls in the various Eskimo communities known as Inuit, apparently reflecting the widespread practice of killing girls at birth or shortly thereafter.
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