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set (or lay or put) store by (or on)

Definition of set or lay or put store by or on in English:

Consider to be of a particular degree of importance or value: many people set much store by privacy
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  • They may, for instance, have spent their college years as an Eros lover, passionate and quick to get involved, setting store on physical attraction and sexual satisfaction.
  • In today's world of liberalisation and cut-throat competition, everyone sets store by cost effectiveness even in the field of arts.
  • Coaches have begun to set store by saving runs rather than just scoring them.
value, attach great importance to, put a high value on, put a premium on;
think highly of, hold in (high) regard, have a high opinion of, admire, appreciate, respect, prize, esteem
informal rate
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