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

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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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This beautiful boutique hotel has a secluded setting above Praia do Mos beach and boasts a fine restaurant, infinity pool, landscaped gardens and spa.
Situated in a tranquil setting above the village of Llangoed on the east coast of Anglesey, this four-bedroom property sits in about three acres of grounds and has been modernised and extended throughout, offering light and airy accommodation with a contemporary New England theme.
Flying out from London Gatwick (other airports available at a supplement), you will spend 14 nights in the excellent Aparthotel Mar de Menorca, an attractive and spacious "Club" style property standing in its own gardens in an unspoilt and tranquil setting above the rocky inlet of Canutells approximately 300 yards away.