think highly of

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One cannot wonder that so very fine a young man, with family, fortune, everything in his favour, should think highly of himself.
Mr Elliot is an exceedingly agreeable man, and in many respects I think highly of him," said Anne; "but we should not suit.
They think highly of him and feel it's time for him to go out and play on loan.
Respondents in non-EU countries closer to the EU (Russia, Norway and Switzerland), however, tend to have mixed feelings, where only 43 to 46 percent think highly of the EU.
Keane said: "I'd seen him a couple of times and they think highly of him at Burnley.
Newcastle also think highly of him and whenever I've seen him play I have always thought highly of him, so he's a good acquisition to our team and we just need to make sure we play to all our strengths and we'll all be fine.
The two guys are friends of ours and we think highly of them, so it was disappointing to see our mates left out like that.
If you strive hard for high standards, people will take note and think highly of your tertiary institution, Justice Gates said.
However, many users don't think highly of the new feature.
We think highly of him and his credentials speak of themselves," he said.
I know they think highly of me because I have been selected for Great Britain international matches against Slovenia, Slovakia, Italy, Brazil and China.
Still, even as he launched and led successful businesses, first in North Carolina and now in Florida, Mariano continued to think highly of UM, praising the university for the positive impact it's made in the community.