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sentimental value

the value of an article in terms of its sentimental associations for a particular person
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  • You attach a sentimental value to her; but that doesn't affect her real value.

    The Young Miner Horatio Alger, Jr.
  • It is of small material value, but its sentimental value is great.

    Tutors' Lane Wilmarth Lewis
  • The picture has a sentimental value to me, apart from its artistic.

  • It is well that our people have come to a full appreciation of the commercial, as well as the sentimental value of these things.

  • He believed with Jimmy Grayson that good wishes had more than a sentimental value.

    The Candidate Joseph Alexander Altsheler
  • They would recognize the strategic values of the district; they would deliberately sacrifice its political and sentimental value.

  • The store asserts that it wants only its modest per cent on the cost of any article, no matter what its sentimental value may be.

    The Oriental Rug William D. Ellwanger
  • To spend it on works of public utility or sentimental value, struck him as very foolish.

    General John Regan George A. Birmingham
  • The actual value of the trophy, aside from its sentimental value, was said to be thirty-six dollars.

    The Mark of the Knife Clayton H. Ernst

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