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Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The highest or most important position: The crystal vase enjoyed pride of place on the grand piano.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The highest-ranking or first position; position of honor.
  • n. Honor; esteem.
  • n. Pride concerning a place, as one's home town or residence.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the first or highest or most important or most ostentatious place

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Examples

  • "The visitors" steeds were given pride of place in the clan's corral, along with the best water and fodder.

    The Cat is a Metaphor

  • Zoe turned as she walked, gazing up at thisEgyptian structure taking pride of place in front of the biggest Catholic church in the world.

    Seven Deadly Wonders

  • They all insist on giving me pride of place in the front seat, but in all honesty I would rather be in the back where it is marginally safer, and where Isa, Luisa and Kuralay sit squeezed together.

    Wildwood

  • There it has sat to this very day in pride of place on a great landing at the top of the Daru Staircase, underneath a high domed ceiling in the Denon Wing of the Louvre in Paris.

    Seven Deadly Wonders

  • Her work takes pride of place in the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne and in leading collections all over the world.

    Wildwood

  • It is not possible here to trace the meanings attached to “being” from Aristotle through the periods of scho - lasticism and into the eighteenth century when it be - came, as the highest abstraction, the vacuous subject of Wolff's ontology, a science given pride of place in the classification of the sciences in the Discours prélim - inaire de l'Encyclopédie.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • The middle race was new to the Greeks, and pride of place still went to the stadia, a sprint of 200 paces.

    Lion Of Macedon

  • Our house now looks great, with pride of place going to a big Hockey print over the mantelpiece and a large John Hoyland painting on the stairs.

    Journal 17 September

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