pride of place

noun phrase

: the highest or first position

Examples of pride of place in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Armed with smartphones, connected to digital payment systems, and culturally predisposed to global brands such as Coke and Netflix, India’s young consumers occupy pride of place in the growth forecasts of many Fortune 500 companies. Milan Vaishnav, Foreign Affairs, 14 Apr. 2023 Best Hotels and Resorts The St. Regis Florence Voted the number one hotel in Florence in the 2023 World’s Best Awards, this opulent grand dame has pride of place along the Arno River. Laura Itzkowitz, Travel + Leisure, 11 May 2024 An owner’s suite of roughly 600 square feet occupies pride of place on the main deck, while four en suite guest cabins are located on the lower deck. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 9 May 2024 The poet Pushkin is still revered, with a grand boulevard named for him and a big statue taking pride of place in front of the city council building. Laura King, Los Angeles Times, 21 Apr. 2024 The first room, undoubtedly installed by Renoir, gives pride of place to his painting, with dazzling snapshots of modern life, of the Paris of fashion and entertainment: its boulevards, dancers and spectators, as much motifs also observed and painted by Monet and Degas. Cecilia Rodriguez, Forbes, 28 Mar. 2024 Coppola’s spectacular image-track is some of the best work of his career, giving fantasy pride of place in ordinary life and making the banal wondrous. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, 18 Jan. 2024 In one photo, a bunch of teens crowd into the frame, in which somebody’s giant boom box takes pride of place. Margaret Talbot, The New Yorker, 9 Mar. 2024 Most striking in the data is that China has lost pride of place as the biggest exporter to the United States. Milton Ezrati, Forbes, 24 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1798, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pride of place was in 1798

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“Pride of place.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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