sentimental value


: importance to someone because of a connection with a happy time of life, a special person, etc.
The picture has sentimental value for me.

Examples of sentimental value in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Prince Christian of Denmark's Cousins Attend His Birthday Gala After Losing Royal Titles — Why One Was Missing In addition to having a long family history, the brooch also has sentimental value to Crown Princess Mary. Stephanie Petit, Peoplemag, 17 Oct. 2023 There was perhaps a background assumption that it would be appreciated for its sentimental value; selling it shows that its sentimental value for you is less than the giver supposed. Kwame Anthony Appiah, New York Times, 4 Oct. 2023 My wife knew that there was a lot more sentimental value to those shorts than clothing need. Annie Lane, oregonlive, 26 July 2023 On top of the sentimental value, the Kentucky Truck Plant, which is represented by Local 862, is responsible for roughly 54% of Ford's North American profits. Olivia Evans, The Courier-Journal, 24 Aug. 2023 Many of her videos focused on discipline, and often received pushback from her audience for overly harsh punishments for minor infractions — like withholding lunch, removing bedroom doors, and threatening to throw away toys and clothes with sentimental value. Ct Jones, Rolling Stone, 11 Sep. 2023 Entertainment & Arts Rosie Perez takes playful shot at ‘White Men Can’t Jump’ co-stars after Oscars misstep April 15, 2022 ( Warner Bros. Pictures / TNS) Reboots often receive pushback because of the sentimental value that movie lovers hold to them. Kailyn Brown, Los Angeles Times, 17 May 2023 Andor is as good but doesn’t have the sentimental value. Erik Kain, Forbes, 7 May 2023 Glazed has always cherished the sentimental value of garments, and the customization of the collection based on individual measurements adds an extra layer of uniqueness. Kerane Marcellus, Essence, 10 July 2023 See More

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“Sentimental value.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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