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  • I don't know how much it's worth, because I never had it appraised.   (source)
  • The policeman turned to appraise his prisoner in the backseat.   (source)
    appraise = judge the character of
  • The appraiser from Beethovenstraat was here this morning.   (source)
    appraiser = one who places a value on things
  • I am only an appraiser.   (source)
  • I fear that he does not appraise me at much.   (source)
    appraise = place a value on
  • They were severally examined and appraised by old Joe, who chalked the sums he was disposed to give for each, upon the wall, and added them up into a total when he found there was nothing more to come.   (source)
    appraised = evaluated to assign a cash value
  • She held it up to the light, then said we needed to have it appraised.   (source)
  • She shot an appraising glance at Roy.   (source)
    appraising = judging reliability
  • As she questioned me, she studied what I wore, assessing the fabric and appraising the cost of each item and making a judgment about my taste in general.   (source)
    appraising = placing a value on
  • I will have the family jewels appraised by a professional
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  • They will appraise the business -- probably as a multiple of earnings.
  • The interest rate is higher if we borrow over 80% of the home's appraised value.
    appraised = to place a value on or judge the worth of something
  • Having long discredited the old systems of mysticism, he now began to discredit the old appraisements of morality.†   (source)
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  • I want to appraise the competition before I settle on a strategy.
    appraise = evaluate
  • She appraised me for a moment.   (source)
    appraised = considered in a thoughtful way
  • He gave his shirt another halfhearted, disgusted appraisal.   (source)
    appraisal = evaluation
  • Appraising myself in the mirror as I brushed my teeth, I kept thinking there were two kinds of adults: There were Peter Van Houtens—miserable creatures who scoured the earth in search of something to hurt. And then there were people like my parents, who walked around zombically, doing whatever they had to do to keep walking around.   (source)
    appraising = evaluating
  • His first error had been one of appraisal: Sharks were stronger than they looked.   (source)
    appraisal = evaluation and judgment
  • "I can't imagine what became of my silver cross," she said, fingering the gold-link necklace under her mink stole as she paused to appraise the big house.   (source)
    appraise = evaluate (consider in a comprehensive way)
  • She was studying, with deliberate appraisal, John Holbrook's bent head and the delicate chiseled line of his profile against the firelight.   (source)
    appraisal = evaluation and judgment
  • She appraised him coolly.   (source)
    appraised = considered in a thoughtful way
  • If one wants to appraise it, it is at once heroic and banal—but who wants to do that?   (source)
    appraise = evaluate
  • Whenever he looked up from his plate he found the general studying him, appraising him narrowly.   (source)
    appraising = evaluating
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  • looked quickly at Juana's old blue skirt, saw the tears in her shawl, appraised the green ribbon on her braids, read...   (source)
    appraised = considered in a comprehensive way
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  • She drew back and gave him an appraising look.†   (source)
  • Then she leaned back in her chair and appraised the Count in a manner acknowledging that she may have underestimated him.†   (source)
  • Lukemeier looked him up and down appraisingly.†   (source)
  • It will appraise the situation.†   (source)
  • I was startled by the size of the group, which stared at me appraisingly and then, one by one, started to smile at me.†   (source)
  • Angelina gave Fred an appraising sort of look.†   (source)
  • At first, he looked at her without seeing her, then his eyes narrowed, appraised Mariam with interest.†   (source)
  • S.Q. gave them an appraising look.†   (source)
  • It read: "Jim Williams, Mercer House, 429 Bull Street, Tuesday 6:30 P.M." Joe nodded with the solemnity of a jeweler appraising a rare gemstone.†   (source)
  • He appraised at me with an entirely new interest.†   (source)
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  • Hilly had it appraised a few years ago and found out it wasn't even a ruby, just a garnet, hardly worth anything.†   (source)
  • She looked appraisingly at Regis.†   (source)
  • I saw Rose give her a long, appraising, self-confident look.†   (source)
  • A measure of Owen's seriousness was that we could talk about the mothers of all our friends, and Owen could be extremely frank in his appraisal of my mother to me; he could get away with it, because I knew he wasn't joking.†   (source)
  • A view slit in the door opened, and two soft brown eyes studied him appraisingly.†   (source)
  • He and Jutta smuggle the device back to Viktoriastrasse 3 and appraise it beneath an electric lamp.†   (source)
  • Most urgent was a sortie into the kitchen to discover whether it was not too late to convert the roast into cold cuts and salads, and then she must greet her son and appraise his friend and make him welcome.†   (source)
  • I had seen her expression when she opened the door, her forced smile as she scrutinized him from head to toe, checking her appraisal of him against that already given to her by Auntie Suyuan.†   (source)
  • Mann appraised Hanna, her eyes settling on the ice-cream sandwiches in her hands.†   (source)
  • "He's pretty far gone," said Enoch, appraising Martin as a surgeon might assess an all-but-hopeless patient.†   (source)
  • She turned her head and appraised the SeaWorld we could see.†   (source)
  • I looked at her appraisingly—large dark eyes set in a full unlined face several shades lighter than my own.†   (source)
  • Silvia looked at each of us appraisingly.†   (source)
  • The first sentence was "This tome will endeavor to scrutinize, in quasi-inclusive breadth, the epistemology of ophthalmologically contrived appraisals of ocular systems and the subsequent and requisite exertions imperative for expugnation of injurious states," and as Violet read it out loud to her sister, both children felt the dread that comes when you begin a very boring and difficult book.†   (source)
  • I went with him on appraisals.†   (source)
  • When I first met Linda she had been a climber herself-and an exceptionally gifted one-but she'd given it up after breaking an arm, injuring her back, and subsequently making a cold appraisal of the inherent risks.†   (source)
  • Ullman looked at Jack coolly and appraisingly.†   (source)
  • He smirked while appraising their chests.†   (source)
  • Outside the window the rain pours down on all the drenched, dark goats and bicycles and children, and I stand here appraising the end of the world.†   (source)
  • Small clusters of men shouldered their way through the throng and cast appraising glances at the newcomers-especially at Brawne Lamia.†   (source)
  • His gaze became appraising.†   (source)
  • The fair, according to one later appraisal, was a more dangerous place to work than a coal mine.†   (source)
  • "You look like a great candidate for the Number," Amy said that first day, appraising him through squinted eyes.†   (source)
  • The ice-cold eyes appraised me exactly as they had the bed.†   (source)
  • "I've been wondering," I said, appraising him with mock concern.†   (source)
  • They appraise the scene.†   (source)
  • There is equipment to appraise, the technique of firemen to discuss and criticize.†   (source)
  • Capricorn looked at Mo appraisingly before turning his eyes to the bags and chests his men had filled with coins.†   (source)
  • She gave me an appraising look.†   (source)
  • In my eagerness to get an appraisal from two psychiatrists, and another column to boot, have I done just what Alexis Rivera intended to avoid?†   (source)
  • There was such an air of sureness in the way she appraised her surroundings.†   (source)
  • He felt defeated as he appraised her on the witness stand.†   (source)
  • Her eyes ran over my figure in an appraising way.†   (source)
  • The report came up with a disturbingly precise appraisal of Millennium's financial position; Vanger knew just how shaky things were when he first contacted Berger.†   (source)
  • She gave him an appraising look.†   (source)
  • The hostess swept him an appraising once-over.†   (source)
  • For a good while, Eragon appraised the contents of the tent, but then restlessness overtook him and he allowed his eyes to drift from the pool of water to the back of Arya's neck.†   (source)
  • I've heard quite a lot about you," and he looked Eric appraisingly up and down.†   (source)
  • The police turned to appraise his demon cry.†   (source)
  • " I stand back and appraise Rosie's toenails.†   (source)
  • We cannot penetrate the minds of those who have learned to shield themselves." give Zak an appraising look.†   (source)
  • She appraises their dwelling.†   (source)
  • LUMA SAT CROSS-LEGGED on the edge of the playing surface, her eyes calm and appraising beneath the bill of her baseball cap.†   (source)
  • The appraiser would come.†   (source)
  • He stared at Woundwort with a detached, appraising air which the General had not encountered for a very long time.†   (source)
  • I asked, and Nora gave me an appraising once-over.†   (source)
  • The younger man could feel himself being appraised.†   (source)
  • Call himself spent plenty of time on self-appraisal.†   (source)
  • Miss Moore appraises me.†   (source)
  • She must've noted his appraisal, because she said, "I helped revise the manual on interrogation techniques, Puller, so spare yourself the embarrassment of trying to read me."†   (source)
  • The enormous man rested his hand appraisingly on the American's shoulder.†   (source)
  • Beside the calm, sane, appraising eyes of the dogs, her eyes looked crazy.†   (source)
  • At age fifty she was a handsome woman, straight-backed and conscious of her breeding, her thick black hair pulled tightly into a bun, her hazel eyes appraising behind her round spectacles.†   (source)
  • His visitor appraised him for a moment before concluding that the professor was speaking the truth.†   (source)
  • He appraises the paragraph and shrugs.†   (source)
  • I look at it appraisingly, then underline it twice.†   (source)
  • All real estate must be appraised.†   (source)
  • Strigan appraised the makeshift tourniquets the girl had obviously applied.†   (source)
  • And now taking my arm with sudden energy, saying, "This way, in here," almost pulling me along as the bell rang again, through a door down a short hall, a satiny bedroom, in which she stood appraising me with a smile, saying, "This is mine," as I looked at her in outrageous disbelief.†   (source)
  • General Lee, after appraising the situation in February, had been extremely dubious.†   (source)
  • The facts, not your appraisals.†   (source)
  • They led the horses out into the yard and let them stand there a few moments appraising the snow while Judith went back to shut the barn door.†   (source)
  • M. Renard, ran forward to rescue Max from the heap, hoisting him out and appraising him with a small smile.†   (source)
  • He leans back to give me an appraising look.†   (source)
  • It was I who kept our love bidden as a guilty secret-they merely treated it for what it was by my own appraisal.†   (source)
  • Rusty turned it over in her hand, studying it the way an appraiser might.†   (source)
  • His eyes appraised my every movement.†   (source)
  • Appraise me as a prospective purchase, Mr. Cinque.†   (source)
  • She stepped forward, shook Iona's hand firmly, gave her a quick, no-nonsense appraisal.†   (source)
  • Then, too, she would have advised against my marriage to Lelia, the lengthy Anglican goddess, who'd measure me ceaselessly while I slept, continually appraise our vast differences, count up the ways.†   (source)
  • In shooting, assessment, and appraisal.†   (source)
  • Theon turned to give her an appraising glance.†   (source)
  • He is left with the small boy, who sits, scratching his leg, glancing over at him appraisingly.†   (source)
  • Jalil has this habit of not turning his head much, just moving his eyes, skeptical, appraising, not impressed by much.†   (source)
  • "You looked terrific," I told her on the way home every Friday night, which was the absolute truth; Sally Jean backed up my every appraisal.†   (source)
  • Just as Socrates felt that it was necessary to create a tension in the mind so that individuals could rise from the bondage of myths and half truths to the unfettered realm of creative analysis and objective appraisal, so must we see the need for nonviolent gadflies to create the kind of tension in society that will help men rise from the dark depths of prejudice and racism to the majestic heights of understanding and brotherhood.†   (source)
  • Ralph appraised her with a sideways look.†   (source)
  • The thought that now it would all have to be inventoried and appraised was only another headache.†   (source)
  • Was he now, in his silence, measuring her, appraising her?†   (source)
  • ANNIE [RELUCTANTLY]: No. (KATE'S face loses its remaining hope, still appraising her youth.†   (source)
  • Each of us went about our business, with slow deliberateness, each being very careful not to stare at the other and at the same time sneaking glances, appraising, evaluating.†   (source)
  • They came in and the surgeon looked at Tom, appraising.†   (source)
  • She raised her head, appraising my reaction.†   (source)
  • But the bush boy seemed in no way perturbed; his appraisal went methodically on.†   (source)
  • (She appraises HORNBECK, puzzled) I never would have expected you to write an article like this.†   (source)
  • She wanted me to "make something" of myself and, after a levelheaded appraisal of my strengths, decided I had better start young if I was to have any chance of keeping up with the competition.†   (source)
  • She could see Joy observing sidewise how he handled his knife and fork and she saw too that every few minutes, the boy would dart a keen appraising glance at the girl as if he were trying to attract her attention.†   (source)
  • She was looking at me with neither appraisal nor welcome.†   (source)
  • Mr. Doans gave her homework a long appraisal when she brought it by, next morning.†   (source)
  • Peters watched him coolly, appraising him like a professional gambler across the table.†   (source)
  • Streaks of light probed from room to room and dived under the chairs and tables like thieves or appraisers.†   (source)
  • They stop in the doorway to stare appraisingly at her.†   (source)
  • Also, check Graham, the appraiser.†   (source)
  • Hermione cast an appraising eye over the veiled figure.†   (source)
  • She appraised her mother for signs of damage.†   (source)
  • Voldemort was gazing at Morfin as though appraising his possibilities.†   (source)
  • Scrimgeour gave Harry a cold, appraising look.†   (source)
  • Despite being a chronic alcoholic, he was, in the appraisal of one doctor, a man of "fine physique."†   (source)
  • He swung his shrewd, appraising gaze over to me.†   (source)
  • Sato turned fully to Langdon now, her small eyes appraising him.†   (source)
  • I walk around to close the back door and appraise the 210 broken bottles of beer, still bubbling.†   (source)
  • Mona raised her chin and appraised Hanna's dirty hair, crooked dress, and tear-stained face.†   (source)
  • I could see his eyes appraising Jacob, and looking satisfied at his obvious youth.†   (source)
  • According to An Appraisal ofMagical Education in Europe, it puts a lot of emphasis on the Dark Arts.†   (source)
  • S.Q. came up and looked appraisingly at them.†   (source)
  • I appraised it for a long moment, playing with her a bit.†   (source)
  • Luke appraised the game with his thumbs hitched in his pockets.†   (source)
  • Riddle did not look remotely abashed; he was still staring coldly and appraisingly at Dumbledore.†   (source)
  • His eyes appraised me, taking in the damp hair, the tattered shirt.†   (source)
  • Emmett's laughter stopped at once, and he studied me with appraising eyes.†   (source)
  • I read about it in An Appraisal ofMagical Education in Europe.†   (source)
  • His eyes were appraising as they raked quickly over my dress.†   (source)
  • Turning to Max, Bram calmly appraised him.†   (source)
  • She had to think; she had to appraise the situation.†   (source)
  • She saw me appraising and gave me a grin.†   (source)
  • Cooper's face remained a mask of stern appraisal.†   (source)
  • Salander took an appraising look around.†   (source)
  • The two stood for long moments appraising each other.†   (source)
  • Richard's eyes, though, locked on his in a cool, almost confident appraisal.†   (source)
  • It was another reason why John was needed at home, to appraise the situation for himself.†   (source)
  • But no. The furniture appraiser had promised to stop by this afternoon.†   (source)
  • He takes another look, and she is still watching him, her head tilted in an attitude of appraisal.†   (source)
  • I can assure you it will be remedied," he added, with an appraising glance at Max.†   (source)
  • Singbe also told of his time in the baracoons and how he was appraised by Ruiz.†   (source)
  • His job was to gather Mr. Hubbard's assets, appraise them, protect them, and report to the court.†   (source)
  • Despite the darkness, she felt Luke appraising her, though he was trying not to be obvious about it.†   (source)
  • Mrs. Gervais asked, appraising me coldly with drunken, hostile eyes.†   (source)
  • The bodyguards appraised me like I might have just made their day more interesting.†   (source)
  • Sitting silently, exhausted from the screaming, she thinks back on that appraising look at dinner.†   (source)
  • Will's father turned at last to appraise the tall man who stood in the door.†   (source)
  • I had to make a clear appraisal of my circumstances and the possibilities before me.†   (source)
  • Appraisals often contain germane facts, Professor.†   (source)
  • The actress appraises our friend through a stream of cigarette smoke.†   (source)
  • The European walked around in suede gloves, appraising his artistry, and it was artistry.†   (source)
  • Osha gave the huge stableboy an appraising look.†   (source)
  • "Our mysterious Gemma," Felicity says, appraising me a bit too closely for comfort.†   (source)
  • They pay me to appraise, not fraternize.†   (source)
  • Her expression remained stoic as she appraised Max.†   (source)
  • She could feel the cool appraisal in his gaze.†   (source)
  • Appraising the figure she herself cut in such gatherings, Abigail was good-naturedly realistic.†   (source)
  • His black eyes appraised me for a second, and then he shrugged.†   (source)
  • Alice appraised me as I got into her Porsche.†   (source)
  • "Is that so?" he wondered, cocking his head to appraise her.†   (source)
  • He looked at me carefully again, appraising the terror in my eyes.†   (source)
  • I met her appraising stare and was suddenly determined not to fail.†   (source)
  • The woman stopped, appraising Bourne's reaction.†   (source)
  • Except to add that your appraisal of my abilities might not be lost on my superiors.†   (source)
  • Judging from the appraising gleam in his eyes, he knew it.†   (source)
  • Mr. Bumble watches her as if he's appraising a piece of land he might buy.†   (source)
  • Each of the demon's seven heads appraised the little girl with a mixture of fear and wonder.†   (source)
  • It's a percentage based on the aggregate appraised value of ship and cargo.†   (source)
  • It was obvious that her eyes appraised a distasteful scene.†   (source)
  • She appraises the progress on the building.†   (source)
  • Its report was attached to the inventory, along with the property appraisals.†   (source)
  • He glanced over my shoulder, his shrewd eyes appraising the activity in the hall.†   (source)
  • These aren't half bad," Jacob appraised as we pushed them through the cover of the trees.†   (source)
  • "Mm-hm," the tall, bony man murmured, his eyes appraising me curiously.†   (source)
  • He appraised it and then glanced at the grounds about them, lingering upon the statue of Bram.†   (source)
  • Appraising his mirrored profile with an approving air, he smacked his stout belly and exhaled.†   (source)
  • I appraised his fierce expression–the fire in his brilliant eyes.†   (source)
  • Quite correctly, in my judgement, for your appraisal was accurate when we spoke over the telephone.†   (source)
  • Once the girl departed, the teacher turned and appraised Max with her mismatched eyes.†   (source)
  • He looked at the two men, appraisal in his expression.†   (source)
  • She passed the girl and walked directly up to me, appraising me with clear, angry eyes.†   (source)
  • Mrs. Nightwing appraises Pippa during our free time.†   (source)
  • The total appraised value of Seth's real estate was $2,160,000.†   (source)
  • "I like to see their colors in the sun," declared Claudia, appraising the four shimmering trout.†   (source)
  • They stared at each other with appraising eyes.†   (source)
  • I felt his hand on my shoulder and turned toward him to see his dark scowling eyes appraising me.†   (source)
  • After appraising her, Kolbyt grunted to his cousin.†   (source)
  • The appraisal was not loathsome to him; he was Cain.†   (source)
  • The nicknames were unfair and did not give an accurate picture or appraisal of the woman.†   (source)
  • And we need to pay the appraisers, the accountants, and the consulting firm.†   (source)
  • The moonlight gleamed in its huge, wet eyes as it appraised Max like some ancient and terrible god.†   (source)
  • The words were as misplaced as the captain's appraisal of what he saw.†   (source)
  • He laughed with sincere pleasure, appraising Max like a delighted relative.†   (source)
  • Accountants, appraisers, tax advisers, folks like that.†   (source)
  • Long seconds passed while the smuggler appraised them.†   (source)
  • The real estate appraisals were complete.†   (source)
  • Others would come during the day, closer appraisals.†   (source)
  • "Now," she said, appraising me closely, scrutinizing every feature on my face.†   (source)
  • On the table, the Boy Scout spat, and took a fresh appraisal of Easter.†   (source)
  • They're sending a man into Monarch to dig up collusion between you and that appraiser, Graham.†   (source)
  • She waits, appraises KELLER'S glare and KATE'S uncertainty, and decides to use her weapons.†   (source)
  • Naturally, we're all a little scared … " I took that as a mild appraisal of the situation.†   (source)
  • He looked at the children critically; but there was in his appraisal no suggestion of scorn.†   (source)
  • Reich wrapped the book, addressed it to Graham, the appraiser, and dropped it into the airslot.†   (source)
  • Powell to Beck: Reich bought it, had it appraised, and sent it as a gift.†   (source)
  • They've got their entire Lab looking for the appraiser.†   (source)
  • Jacob appraised me with narrowed eyes.†   (source)
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