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It was kind of Mrs. Hardy to shew this interest, and Mrs. Weston esteemed her for it.

Nothing is esteemed a miracle, if it ever happen in the common course of nature.

That did not seem likely to one who esteemed Mrs. Hallam's acumen as highly as Kirkwood did.

And they esteemed and loved each other twice as much as they had before.

The genius of destruction has done its work, you say, O my esteemed Master?

It was she who had instilled some ambition into him, and he esteemed her the more for it.

A wounded man is esteemed of little value on the battlefield.

As a measure of prudence he desired to be known and esteemed by the friends of Camille.

But they are better eating when of the size of a house lamb, and then roasted in quarters: the hind quarter is most esteemed.

This joint is particularly useful, because so many dishes may be made of it; but it is not esteemed advantageous for a family.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., from Middle French estimer (14c.), from Latin aestimare "to value, appraise," perhaps ultimately from *ais-temos "one who cuts copper," i.e. mints money (but de Vaan finds this "not very credible"). At first used as we would now use estimate; sense of "value, respect" is 1530s. Related: Esteemed; esteeming.

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