set great store by (something or someone)

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set great store by (something or someone)

To have much faith, confidence, or belief in someone or something; to very seriously care about, appreciate, or respect someone or something. It is important that one sets great store by one's friends, for it is to them one must turn when life becomes difficult. My brother is not one to set great store by obeying social rules or etiquette.
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set great store by someone or something

to have positive expectations for someone or something; to have high hopes for someone or something. I set great store by my computer and its ability to help me in my work. Bill sets great store by his expensive tools.
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Ahmadzai requested Karzai to ensure the recruitment of professional individuals into agency, which had been setting great store by merit since its establishment and had significant progress in luring investments.
No wonder that, as well as a change to DJs and logo, BRMB's managing director Sarah Smithard is setting great store by the station's revamped website to help get the station back to being Birmingham's top station.
Instead, the show is setting great store by what would normally be more peripheral attractions.
Chrysler is also setting great store by its dual cupholder set-up that can both heat and chill your drinks.
Chrysler is setting great store by its dual cupholder set-up that can heat and chill your drinks.
Couple the fact that the pallet management system can be located at any convenient point, or beside production lines, to the availability of a modular family of systems to suit most requirements and it is easy to see why Sealed Air is setting great store by this latest addition to its portfolio.
HP is setting great store by its ability to write the second chapter of the internet through info utility technologies.
But Boyd is also setting great store by less immediately-bankable names like Emma Fieding, Alexandra Gilbreath, Jasper Britton and Henry Goodman.