01. He is a [valuable] member of the team; without him, we probably would have lost the game.
02. We really [value] your contribution to the class.
03. Her experience has been [invaluable] in our work on the project.
04. Don't leave your [valuables] in the car when you go shopping or someone will break into your car.
05. He has a coin collection that has become quite [valuable] over the years.
06. It has been shown repeatedly that massage therapy has a definite [value] in the treatment of lower back pain.
07. Culture has been described as ideals, [values], or rules for living.
08. People who immigrate to another country often have somewhat different [values] than those of their adopted country.
09. Stanislaw Lec once said, "[Value] your words. Each one may be the last."
10. Einstein said, "Try not to become a man of success, but rather to become a man of [value]."
11. The Dalai Lama once noted that we should open our arms to change, but not let go of our [values].
12. There is a proverb in the Philippines which states that a clear conscience is far more [valuable] than money.
13. There is a Burundi proverb which observes that the reception has more [value] than the invitation.
14. There is a Chinese proverb which states that of all the female qualities, a warm heart is the most [valuable].
15. In the late 1600s, Ireland recognized the food [value] of potatoes, and became the first country in Europe to plant potatoes as a staple food crop.
16. Research suggests that as urban ethnic youth become more sophisticated, they tend to [value] their ethnicity less.
17. Peter Minuit purchased Manhattan Island from the Manhattoe tribe for trinkets and cloth [valued] at about $24.
18. A family doctor who knows and understands your needs can be your most [valuable] health partner.
19. Peace is a central [value] of the culture of Costa Rica, both in social relationships, and in the political world.
20. In 1994, the currency of the African nation of Benin was [devalued] by 50%, and the country subsequently suffered under inflation of 55%.
21. In the nation of Oman, certain trees are so [valuable] that the country keeps a list of who owns which trees.
22. Sociologists maintain that our world is ordered by the beliefs, norms, and [values] of the group we are born into.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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