“The Olympics are where a moment on the medal stand, representing 300 million people, is beyond price,” he says.
But such pepper as this is beyond price—yea, beyond all gold.
Yes, he said, the tools which would teach men their own use would be beyond price.
Of all things that life or perhaps my temperament has given me I prize the gift of laughter as beyond price.'
It was a marvel of the goldsmith's art, and as such was beyond price.
He saw in the example of Massachusetts a people who would shrink from no sacrifice to defend rights which were beyond price.
Safety, however, if it did afford, and that was beyond price.
I'd refuse it, or I'd make a gift of it, and the love that goes with it, which is beyond price.
"Such a service would be beyond price or reward," he said quietly.
They spent a merry evening with us and as we bade them goodnight we felt that such friendship was beyond price indeed.
c.1200, pris "value, worth; praise," later "cost, recompense, prize" (mid-13c.), from Old French pris "price, value, wages, reward," also "honor, fame, praise, prize" (Modern French prix), from Late Latin precium, from Latin pretium "reward, prize, value, worth," from PIE *pret-yo-, from root *per- (5) "to traffic in, to sell" (cf. Sanskrit aprata "without recompense, gratuitously;" Greek porne "prostitute," originally "bought, purchased," pernanai "to sell;" Lithuanian perku "I buy").
Praise, price, and prize began to diverge in Old French, with praise emerging in Middle English by early 14c. and prize being evident by late 1500s with the rise of the -z- spelling. Having shed the extra Old French and Middle English senses, the word now again has the base sense of the Latin original. To set (or put) a price on someone, "offer a reward for capture" is from 1766.
"to set the price of," late 14c., from price (n.) or from Old French prisier, variant of preisier "to value, estimate; to praise." Related: Priced; pricing.