highly looked upon vs highly regarded :

highly looked upon or highly regarded

Many people, struggling to remember the phrase “highly regarded,” come up with the awkward “highly looked upon” instead; which suggests that the looker is placed in a high position, looking down, when what is meant is that the looker is looking up to someone or something admirable.

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  • A dementia that rivals Alzheimer's strikes before age 65
    Just two years ago, Barbara Whitmarsh was a woman who seemed to have it all. She was a highly regarded scientist at the National Institutes of Health. Married for 30 years, she’d raised six children with her beloved husband, John.But then John Whitmarsh started to notice some disturbing changes in his wife, now 62. It was as if the woman he’d married and lived with all that time was slowly and ...
    June 14, 2013 - NBC NEWS
  • Kentucky offers seventh grade DB prospect Jairus Brents a football scholarship
    On the heels of two scholarship offers to highly regarded eighth grade prospects from top Division I programs in the span of 48 hours, an SEC school blew them both out of the water by handing out a scholarship to a seventh grade defensive back. Seventh grade. 13. Class of 2018. This is now officially absurd. The player in question is young (by definition) Jairus Brents. Continue reading ?
    June 13, 2013 - Prep Rally via Yahoo! Sports
  • Horse trainer suspended
    A highly regarded horse owner/trainer has agreed to a license suspension and fine after admitting to administering a hypertension medication to horses during a 2012 thoroughbred race meet on four separate occasions at Indiana Downs.
    June 13, 2013 - The Shelbyville News