of great price

of great price

Of high value. This museum is home to treasures of great price, many of which we are going to see on our tour today.
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One day we were followed by the boats of a whaler, who, no doubt, took us for some enormous whale of great price; but Captain Nemo did not wish the worthy fellows to lose their time and trouble, so ended the chase by plunging under the water.
It was massive, well made, and solid, like a chest constructed to carry things of great price, but not one shred or crumb of metal or jewelry lay within it.
But she named the infant "Pearl," as being of great price -- purchased with all she had -- her mother's only treasure!
Pictures and prints which even my unpractised eyes could recognize as being of great price and rarity hung thick upon the walls.
As for his red-nosed neighbour, the latter--since the information as to the identity of Rogojin--hung over him, seemed to be living on the honey of his words and in the breath of his nostrils, catching at every syllable as though it were a pearl of great price.
He had taken the wife to his raw new palace in San Diego, where she and her people occupied a wing of great price, and Cheyne, in a verandah-room, between a secretary and a typewriter, who was also a telegraphist, toiled along wearily from day to day.
"Pearl of Great Price: The Life of Mother Maria Skobtsova 1891-1945" is her story of why this remarkable woman is canonized by the Orthodox church.
Augustine as he fights temptations of the flesh and as he strives to abandon what he had treasured before he found the pearl of great price.