account of

EnglishEdit

VerbEdit

account of

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To esteem; to prize; to value.
    • 1591, William Shakespeare, Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch editor, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, edition 1921, page 17:
      Valentine. I mean that her beauty is exquisite, but her favour infinite. / Speed. That's because the one is painted, and the other out of all count. / Valentine. How painted? and how out of count? / Speed. Marry, sir, so painted, to make her fair, that no man counts of her beauty. / Valentine. How esteem'st thou me? I account of her beauty. / Speed. You never saw her since she was deformed?
    • 1863‎, Rev. Canon Robinson, “Sermons and Preaching”, Macmillan's Magazine, volume VII, page 410: 
      Never was preaching more accounted of than in the sixteenth century.

Usage notesEdit

  • Most recent uses have been in the passive.
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