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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References in classic literature ?
The steward and the black I observed putting stores aboard the captain's gig as it overhung the water from the stern davits.
New store formats are emerging at break-neck speed, putting store design in a constant state of transition.
Giant stopped putting store coupons in local newspapers and has argued for years at food industry conferences that better ways can be found to give shoppers a break.
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.
Earlier this year Ken McMeikan, Sainsbury retail director, said the company was putting stores back at the heart of its business, with the creation of 3,000 extra shop positions, while Asda this month announced plans to recruit nearly 3,000 new staff across the UK, with at least seven new positions in each of its 289 stores.
We also recognized that we're in a different competitive set from when we first started putting stores in malls,'' she said.
While Wal-Mart has more recently moved into suburban locations, it has fundamentally stayed away from putting stores in dense inner city venues.
Eugene-based developers Don Woolley and Tom Connor last month bought the pit, and Woolley on Monday said he's thinking about putting stores and a parking garage there in tandem with converting the adjacent Centre Court office building into housing.
And he is noted for his foresight in seeing the trend toward putting stores in suburban shopping malls rather than in downtown locations.
Across industries, customers are now able to add location specific analysis to business intelligence capabilities to quickly and effectively solve business challenges like creating balanced sales territories, finding gaps in geographic coverage to create routing and workforce efficiencies and putting stores closer to customers through site location analysis.
Putting stores close together can lead to stores cannibalizing their own business, he said.
Sainsbury is putting stores back at the heart of its business, new retail director Ken McMeikan said this week.