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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London has 611 Londo PS50,000-Londom London has 611 Lotto millionaires, and a further 4,769 punters in the capital have scooped prizes above PS50,000 cscooabov Yorkshire has seen 455 winners become lottery millionaires., while 3,651 people have landed prizes of PS50,000 or more.
Since January, all PCSO lotto prizes above P10,000 are taxed 20 percent in compliance with the TRAIN law.
'For the lotto, all winners receiving prizes above P10,000 is subject to a tax of 20 percent.
The tax on lottery prizes above LL10,000 also increased from 10 percent to 20 percent.
At the age of 21, he is light on experience but rich in ability and - crucially - has the one thing Rafa Benitez prizes above everything else: footballing intelligence.
There are no auditions for a group, which prizes above all the joy of singing.
IF there is one quality Roman Abramovich prizes above all, I would guess it is discretion.
It leaves Hamilton in with a fighting chance of pushing Webber and Rosberg to the line over the 78 laps as he seeks the win he prizes above all others, as was the case when he triumphed in 2008.
The tribe, approximately 80,000 strong, lives in central Zimbabwe and the northern part of South Africa, and prizes above all its holiest object: the ngoma lungundu, "the drum that thunders." According to tribal leaders, it is this, a wooden replica of the Biblical Ark of the Covenant that connects the Lemba to their Jewish ancestry.
But of all the medals on show in Solihull, Selley possesses one that Earnshaw prizes above all others following the Principality's shock triumph in the IRB Rugby World Cup Sevens last March.
'My main job is to switch Ernie on and generate the numbers,' she explains, 'and to authorise all the high-value prizes above pounds 5,000.
Ask him which ride he prizes above all others, and he definitely will.