I left it to Him to do with me whatever He pleased, esteeming my whole and sole interest to be placed entirely in His divine will.
It is quite natural that their ways of esteeming a collection should not be as our ways.
Again and again did he ask himself, how was it that esteeming him thus she was willing to join her fate to his?
The youths are adorned with gold, esteeming it for its fiery appearance.
Of a breastplate or helmet they knew not the use, esteeming them an impediment through the marshes.
esteeming the gift, they, in their ignorance, ate it without fear.
So the fisherman went home, esteeming it a high honour that he had been asked to sup with the King.
His father, who was a farmer in the middle ranks of life, rejoiced in the fact, esteeming it full of promise for the future.
He is greatly pleased with it, esteeming the present all the more because it was given him by the Queen.
There is, however, a danger into which many collectors fall, of esteeming rarity as a precious element per se.
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.
(also steem, extyme), mid-14c., "account, worth," from French estime, from estimer (see esteem (v.)). Meaning "high regard" is from 1610s.