set great store by

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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Thus, the provision department, who plundered the clothes-presses and the harness-rooms, attached very little value to things which tailors and saddlers set great store by.
If she has a kind of a dull time with Mirandy, on account o' her bein' so sharp, why of course she'd set great store by your comp'ny.
Marshall's brother Alexander had a dog he set great store by, and when it died the man actilly wanted to have it buried in the graveyard, `along with the other Christians,' he said.
The party has always set great store by ideological and theoretical innovation, and Xi is clearly intent on continuing the tradition.
Newspapers and broadcast networks that set great store by their hard-earned credibility develop rigorous fact-checking systems, and make instant corrections and amends when errors are committed.
We set great store by offering our staff the personal and professional support they need in order to become outstanding specialists and managers," said Steigenberger Hotels AG vice president of human resources Roberto Rojas.
The organisers also set great store by historical authenticity when it comes to the appearance of the body.
They set great store by the new Community Protection Notice but as we all know, these are reactive and of little value to attack victims as a 'one-off ' attack by a dog can be life-threatening and life-changing.
But he also set great store by his concertos and the cycle of seventeen string quartets that he completed between 1985 and 2013; perhaps the most significant contribution to the genre to come out of Wales.
They are Sikhs, people who set great store by family pride.
States, especially Western European states, set great store by being seen to be upholding the law.
India and the United States set great store by the economic potential of their ties, but their relationship has been fraught in recent years.
We set great store by BIMSTEC cooperation in the years ahead, for which this Summit should play a critical role," he added.
Our customers - a young target group who set great store by styling, dynamism and independence - can now start looking forward to a dynamic high-performance car," said Tobias Moers, Chairman of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.
We set great store by our people - they are the ones who work with our clients every day and it is their expertise, experience and knowledge which our clients rely on to help them achieve their goals," said Martin.