set store in (something or someone)

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set store in (something or someone)

To have faith, confidence, or belief in someone or something; to care about, appreciate, or respect someone or something. I, however, have set store in the promise of the afterlife, so I choose to lead my life piously and devoutly. I'm afraid my brother should be kept off the list of guests, as he's not one to set great store in obeying social rules or etiquette. It's important to have close friends in life that you may set store in when times are tough.
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And the fact that enforcement notices are issued following inspections in only two per cent of cases shows WMFS sets store by advising and helping businesses.
China's ties with regimes subject to sanctions by the West have been a source of controversy but China has defended its role on the continent; "China is ready to work with Zimbabwe to further enhance political mutual trust, expand mutually beneficial cooperation and steadily elevate our friendship and cooperation," said Mr Yang on his arrival, "China sets store by its relations with Zimbabwe and regards Zimbabwe as a good friend, good brother and good partner.
Little wonder Campbell is keen that Wilson's coaching successor also sets store by local talent.
If one sets store by wit in such circumstances, the Jewish activists come out way on top, using colored tape to turn the white-and-red ribbon wound around the sword of the Polish nationalists--the Szczerbiec--into a rainbow symbolizing sexual tolerance.
We appreciate the fact that the DPRK sets store by the memory of the soldiers of the Soviet Army who laid down their lives in the battles for crushing Japanese militarism in the Far East," he said.
Now our combined solutions will be an irresistible offer for anyone who sets store by exacting standards of safety and quality.
NATIONAL Museums Liverpool sets store by its title - including the national media attention that goes with it.
Not everybody who sets store by these patterns will be persuaded.