set store by (something or someone)

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set store by (something or someone)

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

Also, set great store by. Regard as valuable or worthwhile, as in I don't set much store by her judgment, or He sets great store by his good name. The word store here is used in the sense of "something precious," a usage that is obsolete except in these terms.
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set (or lay or put) store by (or on)

consider something to be of a particular degree of importance or value.
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set store by

To regard as valuable or worthwhile.
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References in classic literature ?
and who are full of reason and of liberal philosophy, while still setting store by cardinals.
Perhaps, the Bhutto scion was setting store by how empathising voters had in the past dismissed "uncles" who had deserted his mother.
Now it makes sense that they're even setting store by his dreams.
In the same breath, however, he assailed the Karzai government for setting store by nepotism rather than merit and rules.
Retailers applying a standard pricing differential are missing out on profits, says Hale, advocating a "more scientific" approach to setting store brand prices.
The company is therefore setting store by an independent solution in the immediate vicinity of the location.
That is why Continental is now setting store by users knowledge in developing user-friendly design concepts and is offering a suitable medium for them in the shape of the new online platform.
These tie-ups create a complete ecosystem for businesses going online and setting stores.
Commenting on results in July and August, Paul Motenko, chairman and co-CEO stated, "Business trends during the first two periods of the third quarter remain solid, and we are particularly pleased that our Cerritos, California store, which opened on July 30, 2003, has posted sales levels similar to our record setting stores which opened last year in Westlake, Oxnard and Cupertino, California.