prizing highly the liberty they had enjoyed so long, they defended themselves with desperation.
But it was only her illness that made her capable of prizing such comfort.
We press the tobacco in hogsheads, you know, and we call it prizing.
But the greater number of us, prizing honor more than life itself, decided on attempting at any risk to return to Spain.
On the one hand, it denotes the attitude of prizing a thing finding it worth while, for its own sake, or intrinsically.
Thinking well over it there is some sensuality in prizing too highly the flesh and guarding excessively what one ought to despise.
prizing a treasure so rare, I gave myself away to her irrevocably.
That doesn't prevent me from prizing your life, Baroness, in the interests of a world not too rich in what you contribute to it.
They would be prizing on the breaks in Key & Buckner's long warehouse pretty soon.
The flies were very bad, and knowing the animal, and while prizing her so highly, we were all convinced that we must leave her.
"reward," prise (c.1300 in this sense), from Old French pris "price, value, worth; reward" (see price (n.)). As an adjective, "worthy of a prize," from 1803. The spelling with -z- is from late 16c. Prize-fighter is from 1703; prize-fight from 1730 (prize-fighter from 1785).
"something taken by force," mid-13c., prise "a taking, holding," from Old French prise "a taking, seizing, holding," noun use of fem. past participle of prendre "to take, seize," from Latin prendere, contraction of prehendere "lay hold of, grasp, seize, catch" (see prehensile). Especially of ships captured at sea (1510s). The spelling with -z- is from late 16c.
"to estimate," 1580s, alteration of Middle English prisen "to prize, value" (late 14c.), from stem of Old French preisier "to praise" (see praise (v.)). Related: Prized; prizing.