pride of place

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pride of place

The highest or most important position: My track-and-field trophy enjoyed pride of place on my bookshelf.
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pride′ of place′

the highest or first position.
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Noun1.pride of place - the first or highest or most important or most ostentatious place
position, place - the particular portion of space occupied by something; "he put the lamp back in its place"
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(praid) noun
1. a feeling of pleasure and satisfaction at one's achievements, possessions, family etc. She looked with pride at her handsome sons.
2. personal dignity. His pride was hurt by her criticism.
3. a group (of lions or of peacocks). a pride of lions.
be the pride and joy of
to be the object of the pride of. He was his parents' pride and joy.
the pride of
the finest thing in (a certain group etc). The pride of our collection is this painting
pride of place
the most important place. They gave pride of place at the exhibition to a Chinese vase.
pride oneself on
to take pride in, or feel satisfaction with (something one has done, achieved etc). He prides himself on his driving skill.
take pride in
to feel pride about. You should take more pride in (=care more for) your appearance.
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References in classic literature ?
He had the confidence in his superiority that comes from complete economic security and his pride of place was even more deeply rooted.
She had long ousted London from her pride of place as the modern Babylon, she was the centre of the world's finance, the world's trade, and the world's pleasure; and men likened her to the apocalyptic cities of the ancient prophets.
John are not on the backs of the corresponding woodcuts - thus giving pride of place to the pictures as he thought - but in each case are printed facing their woodcut counterparts.
RODIN'S The Kiss today took pride of place in Liverpool Tate.
Graeme Mason, Newcastle Airport planning manager, said: "Roadside Group has come up with a really attractive, customer-friendly design which will take pride of place at the gateway to the airport complex."
Wor Harmy's pride of place will be adorned by a plaque reading 'Ashes winner 2005'.
The show will still go ahead, with British featherweight champion Dazzo Williams's first defence, against former holder Jamie McKeever, from Birkenhead, taking pride of place.
They may be slightly on the wooden side, but Oscar-nominated actor Russell Crowe and Moulin Rouge star Nicole Kidman have pride of place in the front row.
He said the photo would be given pride of place in the Blair household.
While the history of the field and the editors' specializations make the foregrounding of psychoanalytic feminism apt, and historicism's recent reign earns it pride of place, nevertheless the absence of performance criticism in the volume is a problem; a piece on theatrical or filmed Shakespeare might have produced a more energetic finale.
A series of banners and mosaics were on show in the San Siro during last weekend's Milan derby, with the cartoon picture of Jerzy Dudek acting like a clown taking pride of place
The blue and yellow sign was bought for pounds 1,100 by Tyne and Wear Museums and will take pride of place in a forthcoming exhibition focusing on television from the North East.