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    set much store by somebody/ something

    Dear teachers,

    Would you tell me whether I am right about my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentences?

    I never set much store by rumors. (J. Galsworthy, “The Country House”)

    All of the lovely things by which he had set great store… went for a song. (TH. Dreiser, “The Financier”)

    My family sets a lot of store by their boy getting married. (A. Saxton, “The Great Midland”)

    set much store by somebody/ something = set great store by somebody/ something = set a lot of somebody/something = think highly of somebody/ something, appreciate highly somebody/ something

    Thanks for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V

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    Re: set much store by somebody/ something


    set much store by somebody/ something = set great store by somebody/ something = set a lot of somebody/something = think highly of somebody/ something, appreciate highly somebody/ something + believe/have faith in somebody
    Yes

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