prize (someone or something) above (someone or something else)

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prize (someone or something) above (someone or something else)

To put greater value on someone or something, or to regard someone or something more highly or favorably, than someone or something else. You really shouldn't prize the needs of your company above the needs of your family. I always felt like Mom prized our baby brother above Tommy and I when we were growing up.
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prize someone or something above someone or something

to value someone or something more than anyone or anything else. He prized his only daughter above everyone else in the world. Scott seemed to prize his sports car above all the members of his family.
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References in classic literature ?
I too am suffering, and shall suffer; I am losing what I prized above everything--I am losing my good name and my son.
Another thing we are exploring is how in most of Shakespeare's plays, female virginity is prized above anything else, but it's fascinating to see how that feels when it effectively becomes male virginity that is prized.
It felt as though provenance was slightly prized above artistry in the pies and there's nothing wrong with that - especially when your meat justifies foregrounding - but then it felt a little unbalanced with going overboard on the flavouring of the sides and underplaying the gravy.
'For many, defining oneself as sapiosexual has become statement against the current status quo of hookup culture and superficiality, where looks are prized above all else,' she added.
knight, who had been prized above all for military valor' (p.
The concept of the public space is different than in other countries." Opulent galleries with a heavy emphasis on the traditional - Tokyo museums this year have exhibited Botticelli, Caravaggio and Vermeer - are visited in cathedral-like reverence, their works discussed in hushed tones and prized above the anarchic designs and images of the street.
Butler mopped his head with a spotless silk handkerchief and sighed patiently, 'the things I do for England ...'" Without the Churchill connection the story would have been of marginal interest but as it was it allowed us to glimpse a different, more civilised era in all its glory when sartorial elegance and discretion were prized above all.
Defending collectively is a tactical craft that is sometimes seen as alien in England where all-out attack is prized above everything but, done well, it is a vital part of a team's armoury.
This was the quality prized above all the others named by 70 per cent of women in a poll by QVC.
Honor and masculinity are two virtues prized above all else by men from Central Asia and the Caucuses regions, valued far beyond a Westerner's comprehension.
Britain's loss of the AAA rating he prized above all else may be largely symbolic but it is like a flashing neon sign highlighting the Chancellor's incompetence.
Any twist is better than no twist." Clearly, quality of manufacture is prized above technique.
As I have previously written here, a good social worker should be prized above rubies, but no one profession is above criticism.
The Magician's Book, despite its passionate, human flaw, abounds with a rare quality that most literary criticism lacks, the quality of hopeful longing that helped lead Lewis to imagine Narnia, the quality that he prized above almost all others: joy." MICHAEL JOSEPH GROSS
In addition to deer, most anything that wiggled was fair game, especially bears bear meat was prized above all others.