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.
See also: above, set
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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.
See also: above, set
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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.
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Today Stocksfield Plants and Gardens Society, annual plant sale, Stocksfield Community Centre,10.30am Tomorrow National Gardens Scheme, gardens open for charity.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.