put store by (something or someone)

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put store by (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 put store by 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 put great store by obeying social rules or etiquette. It's important to have close friends in life that you may put store by when times are tough.
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put/set (no, great, little, etc.) ˈstore by something

think that something has (no, great, little, etc.) importance or value: She sets little store by what her husband says.Why do some people put such great store by their horoscopes?
See also: by, put, set, something, store
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The steward and the black I observed putting stores aboard the captain's gig as it overhung the water from the stern davits.
In an effort to help shoppers find the products for which they were searching, Walmart color coded the store, giving each section a unique hue and putting store personnel on roller skates throughout the store to help direct shoppers to the section they wanted.
New store formats are emerging at break-neck speed, putting store design in a constant state of transition.
Putting stores near or on college campuses gives the company a captive audience.
Shodeen's first design called for putting stores on the first floor along Wilson.
8, Haggen filed for the protection of bankruptcy court and has since been putting stores up for sale.
This comes a day after clothes chain Bank went into administration - putting stores in Llandudno and Wrexham at risk.
The city was similar to the markets that Piggly Wiggly was fond of putting stores in across the South, but it wasn't a market with brand identity in the North.
-- A key to successful chain drug expansion in the 21st century is putting stores where the baby boomers are, according to Walgreens chief executive officer Dave Bernauer, who will succeed Dan Jorndt as chairman next month.
While Wal-Mart has more recently moved into suburban locations, it has fundamentally stayed away from putting stores in dense inner city venues.
And he is noted for his foresight in seeing the trend toward putting stores in suburban shopping malls rather than in downtown locations.
Putting stores close together can lead to stores cannibalizing their own business, he said.
The strategy of putting stores near each other is to deter competitors from operating in the area, according to the MarketBeat Snapshot, a report on south Florida retailing from Cushman & Wakefield.