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Below you will find the definition of valuable, followed by 37 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adjective) - having great material or monetary value especially for use or exchange
EXAMPLES - Valuable in a Sentence
- Extra range over the .223 comes in valuable for dogs. (source)
- "The word 'valuable' is the whole thing," Johnson said. (source)
- Judge Judy then proceeded to explain what she called a valuable life lesson. (source)
- It is diaphoretic, that is, a valuable sweating medicine, when given in broken doses. (source)
- Beginnings come at a high price, but if nurtured, result in valuable and sustained dividends. (source)
- "The cargo -- that is, the valuable part of it -- was taken by the Spaniard, and our ship was sunk." (source)
- Khan's a member of Pakistan's parliament and has been called a valuable bridge between East and West. (source)
- Identifying a problem and crafting a solution that a community would find valuable is not a one shot process. (source)
- And how valuable is a degree in Post-Colonial Studies compared to one in Sports Management or General Studies? (source)
- "I mean, that it has two significations," replied Forester; "that is, the word valuable has two significations. (source)
- Some have left great sums of money to others and to institutions, and these bequests have been called valuable legacies. (source)
- Fellows gain valuable experience at a nationally recognized adult program and comprehensive exposure to pediatric trauma. (source)
- His only hope was that the captain had thought the sword valuable enough to bring it into the camp to prevent its being stolen. (source)
- Under this decision, the total value of long term valuable papers that the bank is allowed to issue this year is VND 9 trillion. (source)
- BOROWITZ: I think Harry Potter has done something very valuable, which is it has gotten people to stop talking about Hillary's book. (source)
- GUTFELD: ... we should thank the networks for getting these people off the streets and having them do something valuable, which is entertain us. (source)
- The next morning Master Jamnitzer called the valuable star his own, and pledged himself to keep the matter secret, and to obtain from the Fuggers (source)
- Residents have opportunities to participate in valuable global health care experience by completing a Global Health Elective in a partner country. (source)
- Their absences allowed youngsters such as David Nwabuisi, Damien Proby and Roderick Goodlow to gain valuable experience and give NU playable depth. (source)
- The U.S. military says he was seized two weeks ago and has been providing what they describe as valuable information about the group's inter-workings. (source)
- Scratch the surface of most successful entrepreneurs, and you'll find at least one significant "failure" that they've used to gain valuable experience. (source)
- Most of what was called the valuable property was owned by an English syndicate, but there were many who had small claims scattered here and there on the mountainside, and (source)
- The discussion to come often merges these questions, the assumption being that if equality is valuable, that is at least one good reason for thinking one should bring it about. (source)
- After a sit-down with Polian and Dungy's designated successor, Jim Caldwell, Manning said he felt comfortable that Moore and Mudd would return in valuable roles for training camp. (source)
- But we stopped hedging in December and have bought long-term valuable, big companies with good, tested management such as Johnson & Johnson, Dell Computers, Kraft Foods, Wells Fargo, (source)
- The criteria for the major leagues' MVP awards, voted on by members of the Baseball Writers Association of America, are fluid, depending largely on a voter's definition of the word "valuable." (source)
- Each village had its pound-keeper, who, when he saw these estrays, as the lawyers term the valuable animals that were found wandering in any manor or lordship, immediately drove them into the pound. (source)
- The State Bank of Vietnam on March 2 signed a decision to allow the Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam to issue long-term valuable papers including bonds and deposit certificates in 2009. (source)
- But we stopped hedging in December and have bought long-term valuable, big companies with good, tested management such as Johnson & Johnson, Dell Computers, Kraft Foods, Wells Fargo, Intel and others. (source)
- Investigators have now recovered what they are calling valuable evidence and now the sheriff is trying to quash speculations surrounding the victims even as he confirms the involvement of federal drug agents. (source)
- Thus it is that ideas, which grow up within the imagination and appear so lovely to it and of a value beyond whatever men call valuable, are exposed to be shattered and annihilated by contact with the practical. (source)
- The groundbreaking chapter, known as the Oskaloosa Pioneering Ringnecks, will help future land stewards gain valuable conservation experience through planning, fundraising and hands-on wildlife habitat project work. (source)
- As a member of the National BDS team, this position continuously works to ensure the CRM database is a highly valuable resource for the Firm and aligned to the strategy of establishing, developing and maintaining long-term valuable relationships. (source)
- Meanwhile he held an auction among the soldiers of everything valuable from the Chinese ships, and of what else he had taken from the soldiers; but the men were all without a real, and so he had everything bought for himself, at whatever price he was pleased to give. (source)
- "Show me the tribute-money," said he -- and one took a penny out of his pocket -- if you use money which has the image of Caesar on it, and which he has made current and valuable, that is, if you are men of the State, and gladly enjoy the advantages of Caesar's government, then pay him back some of his own when he demands it. (source)
- The most valuable, that is, to the painter: for there is nothing of which the ordinary English painter needs more to be reminded than that the true artist does not wait for life to be made picturesque for him, but sees life under picturesque conditions always -- under conditions, that is to say, which are at once new and delightful. (source)
- And I am not strictly opposed to a player on a non-contender winning the award, which has happened on occasion think Alex Rodriguez of the last-place Rangers in 2003 although I admit that's a tougher one for me since the word valuable suggests that the players' achievements did not go for naught and actually helped a team play into October. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 37 example sentences provided below is 48.0, which suggests that "valuable" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 33 synonyms for valuable.
admired, appreciated, beneficial, cherished, collectible, costly, dear, esteemed, estimable, expensive, heirloom, held dear, helpful, high-priced, hot, hot property, important, in demand, inestimable, invaluable, of value, precious, prized, profitable, relevant, respected, scarce, serviceable, treasured, useful, valued, worthwhile, worthy
We have 10 antonyms for valuable.
cheap, disadvantageous, harmful, inexpensive, reasonable, unhelpful, unimportant, useless, valueless, worthless
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
Pronunciation: (vălˈyo͞o-ə-bəl, vălˈyə-)
View up to 25 definitions of valuable from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (adjective) Having considerable monetary or material value for use or exchange: a valuable diamond.
- (adjective) Of great importance, use, or service: valuable information; valuable advice.
- (adjective) Having admirable or esteemed qualities or characteristics: a valuable friend.
- (noun) A personal possession, such as a piece of jewelry, having a relatively high monetary value. Often used in the plural.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) having a great value.
- (noun) a personal possession such as jewellery, of relatively great monetary value; — usually used in plural form.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adjective) Having value or worth; possessing qualities which are useful and esteemed; precious; costly
- (adjective) Worthy; estimable; deserving esteem
- (noun) A precious possession; a thing of value, especially a small thing, as an article of jewelry; -- used mostly in the plural.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) Capable of being valued; capable of having the value measured or estimated.
- (None) Of great value or price; having financial worth; representing a large market value: as, a valuable horse; valuable land; a valuable house.
- (None) Of great moral worth, utility, or importance; precious; worthy; estimable; deserving esteem: as, a valuable friend; a valuable companion.
- (noun) A thing, especially a small thing, of value; a choice article of personal property; any piece of precious merchandise, usually of small bulk: generally in the plural.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adjective) having great material or monetary value especially for use or exchange
- (noun) something of value
- (adjective) having worth or merit or value