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I fear, too, that he was incapable of appreciating it for reasons other than political.

Nothing now prevented her from appreciating the view to the full.

But he was not capable of appreciating how far the girl was gone on the fellow.

It was a view which the sympathetic Davidson was capable of appreciating.

I made no sign of appreciating this rather penetrating suggestion.

Count Rostov approved of this suggestion, appreciating its reasonableness.

"So she said," answered Gilbert quietly, appreciating his motive.

He had in him capabilities for appreciating art and literature, which most of his colleagues had not.

All Europe was appreciating and demanding the unequalled products of her ateliers.

To English connoisseurs belongs the credit of appreciating this great maker.

WORD ORIGIN

1650s, "to esteem or value highly," from Late Latin appretiatus, past participle of appretiare "to set a price to" (see appraise). Meaning "to rise in value" (intransitive) first recorded 1789. Related: Appreciated; appreciating.

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