set store by

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set store by (third-person singular simple present sets store by, present participle setting store by, simple past and past participle set store by)

  1. To believe that something is very necessary or important; to value highly.
    We live in a society that sets great store by science and technology.

Alternative forms[edit]

  • There are many variations, using various head verbs such as put, keep, etc. and final preposition by, in, on, and often inserting great or much before store.
I put great store in his natural abilities.