set above

set (someone or something) above (someone or something)

1. Literally, to place or designate someone or something in a higher position than someone or something else. I want to set our wedding photo above the mantelpiece in the living room. The cabin only had bunk beds because it was so small, so we took the bottom bunk and set the kids in the one above us.
2. By extension, to set 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 set the needs of your company above the needs of your family. I always felt like Mom set our baby brother above Tommy and me when we were growing up.
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set someone or something above someone or something

1. to place someone or something in a physical location higher than someone or something. Timmy's dad set him above the others so he could see better. I set the trophy above the television on a little shelf.
2. to regard someone or something as better than someone or something else. Fred set his wife and children above everyone else. Gene set his job above his family.
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References in classic literature ?
But I have not faith that it would be so with me, for since my affections have been set above measure on you, I have had less peace and joy in God.
In conjunction, the casing will be followed by drilling the 171/2 inch hole to an estimated depth of 1,678 metres below sea bottom, where the 13-3/8-inch casing will be set above the potentially hydrocarbon-bearing intervals at a depth of approximately 1,980 metres below sea bottom, concluded the company.
Check out photos from the set above for more on what's to come in Season 13, episode 4 of "Grey's Anatomy.
Set above a random stone wall, the panels form a sequence of organic forms in ceramics to contrast with the inorganic nature of the building.
Croft Hall, Croft-on-Tees, three miles south of Darlington, five-acre garden with lavender walk, herbaceous border and fruit and vegetable plots, plus two ponds and topiary arched wall, entry PS4, 2-6pm; Lilburn Tower, three miles south of Wooler on A697, 10 acres of walled and formal gardens set above river, Victorian conservatory, scented garden and rose parterre and glasshouse with vines, plus 30 acres of woodland with walks and ruins of 12th Century church, entry PS5, 2-6pm.
The 5,700-plus-square-foot residence, set above the street on a triangular-shaped parcel of more than one-third of an acre in the Westwood 'hood just west of UCLA, has five bedrooms and five bathrooms that include a sizable master suite with fireplace, sitting area beneath circular skylight, covered terrace, bathroom with second fireplace, private office and adjoining gym.
The wages for other grades will be set above the National Living Wage in the new wages order.
The model features new headlight clusters with separate LED daytime running lights, longer chrome 'whiskers and badge' set above the single slat chrome grille, three dimensional lower intake with chrome fog lamp enclosures, and new LED rear light clusters and an interiors with re-designed three spoke steering wheel, an updated instrument display, new chrome-plated accents, and nine colour combinations for the interior upholstery.
The town is set above the quayside, with mountains as its backdrop.
The four-star country house hotel is magnificently set above Lake Vyrnwy in the heart of North Wales, with fantastic views and winter walks around the estate's 24,000 acres.
Roach said he was suspended face down in a harness and wearing a crash helmet and overalls, as he charged down Zip World's 'Velocity' line -a mile long, 500ft high steel wire, which is set above a lake and an old slate works.
Under the agreement, Finavera will pay USD4m in cash and USD2m in stock based on the volume weighted average price of Finavera over a 20-day trading period after closing as the floor price is set above USD0.
there's a long, wooden one from Brazil, made specifically for this purpose - which is in the set above.
Two hundred kilometers to the south of Skopje, in Novo Selo Municipality near Strumica, on the northern slopes of Mount Belasica, there begins the story of the Smolare Waterfall set above the small town of Smolare and hidden among the centuries-old oak trees.
5 hectares, Warsan Village will also feature a recreation centre, mosque and 250 apartments set above a retail plaza with 365 outlets.