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Examples of usage for esteem:

  1. Esteem and estimate alike imply to set a certain mental value upon, but esteem is less precise and mercantile than calculate or estimate. We esteem a jewel precious; we estimate it to be worth so much money. This sense of esteem is now chiefly found in literary or oratorical style, and in certain conventional phrases; as, I esteem it an honor, a favor. In popular usage esteem, as said of persons, denotes a union of respect and kindly feeling and, in the highest sense, of moral approbation; as, one whom I highly esteem; the word may be used in a similar sense of material things or abstractions; as, one whose friendship I esteem; a shell greatly esteemed for inlaid work. To appreciate anything is to be deeply or keenly sensible of or sensitive to its qualities or influence, to see its full import, be alive to its value, importance, or worth; as, to appreciate beauty or harmony; to appreciate one's services in a cause; the word is similarly, tho rarely, used of persons. To prize is to set a high value on for something more than merely commercial reasons. One may value some object, as a picture, beyond all price, as a family heirloom, or may prize it as the gift of an esteemed friend, without at all appreciating its artistic merit or commercial value. To regard ( F. regarder, look at, observe) is to have a certain mental view favorable or unfavorable; as, I regard him as a friend; or, I regard him as a villain; regard has a distinctively favorable sense as applied to institutions, proprieties, duties, etc., but does not share the use of the noun regard as applied to persons; we regard the Sabbath; we regard a person's feelings; we have a regard for the person. Compare ESTEEM, n.
  2. So, too, it is impossible really to buy or sell the love of relatives, the esteem of friends, the happiness of a good conscience. "Political economy" , W. Stanley Jevons.
  3. Perhaps this more than any of the wonders she was to see later was what made her esteem the white men's genius most. "The Princess Pocahontas" , Virginia Watson.

Quotes for esteem:

  1. Self esteem is the reputation we acquire with ourselves. - Nathaniel Branden
  2. Books, like proverbs, receive their chief value from the stamp and esteem of the ages through which they have passed. - J. Paul Getty
  3. I have strong sentiments toward Iran, since I distinguish between the Iranian regime and the Iranian people. I highly esteem Iranian music and culture. - Moshe Katsav
  4. The sincere teachers of their youth should be met, not with an intention to dictate to them, but to give additional force to their well -meant endeavours, and raise them to public esteem. - Joseph Lancaster
  5. Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company. - George Washington

Rhymes for esteem:

  1. agleam, basim, extreme, hakim, joachim, joaquim.
  2. beam, beem, bream, cream, creme, deam, deem, diem, dream, gleam, kareem, karim, liem, maxime, passim, raheem, rahim, ream, redeem, regime, reim, scheme, scream, seam, seem, siem, steam, stream, supreme, team, teem, theme, upstream, vadim.
  3. ibrahim, sephardim.
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