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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One aspect in which it has not changed, and I hope never does, is how Turks still display their core values of respect for elders as well as loyalty to and reliance upon the group -- in particular the family -- setting great store on personal relationships and the importance of honor and saving face.
Both TenneT and TransnetBW are setting great store on transparent public participation, and will be integrating a lived dialogue culture into the overall project development.
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.
As well as the free entertainment, Haven are setting great store by a new range of paidfor activities - which include fencing, archery, a climbing wall and a high ropes challenge.
BOTH the town's rugby union clubs are setting great store in their junior development programmes, and already the senior squads are starting to reap the benefits.
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.
Henri Pluvinage, UK representative for the French Apple Marketing Committee, is setting great store on the fact 70% of the fruit is grown under the PFI Charter, a French integrated crop management scheme, designed to reduce pesticides and be ecologically supportive.
Berlin is setting great store in becoming the country's media center.
HP is setting great store by its ability to write the second chapter of the internet through info utility technologies.
But it is setting great store on Merced, which would extend the company's reach in the lucrative corporate market.
But Boyd is also setting great store by less immediately-bankable names like Emma Fieding, Alexandra Gilbreath, Jasper Britton and Henry Goodman.