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 Meanings and Examples of SET
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
set
 v.  establish or decide something
 v.  put something in a particular place or position
 n.  a group of similar things that belong together in some way
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  So she set the little creature down, and felt quite relieved to see it trot away quietly into the wood.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland By Lewis Carroll
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI. Pig and Pepper
2  He wouldn't set eyes on th baby.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
3  Mother said that there was enough trouble and raging in th house to set any child wrong.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
4  When the door closed behind Martha, Colin found Mistress Mary gazing at him as if he had set her wondering.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
5  The sun was beginning to set and sending deep gold-colored rays slanting under the trees when they parted.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
6  It is not necessary to set down the rest of the oration.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
7  They got scorched out by and by, and drearily set about getting breakfast.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
8  He knew what the matter was, and set himself to right it.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
9  So they got a crippled pick and a shovel, and set out on their three-mile tramp.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
10  Then I set down in a chair by the window and tried to think of something cheerful, but it warn't no use.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER I.
11  So he set down on the ground betwixt me and Tom.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER II.
12  I didn't know how I was going to set still.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER II.
13  I reckoned I couldn't stand it more'n a minute longer, but I set my teeth hard and got ready to try.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER II.
14  So somebody's got to set up all night and never get any sleep, just so as to watch them.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER II.
15  I set down one time back in the woods, and had a long think about it.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER III.
Example Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
16  The allocation must be made according to a strict set of criteria.
17  It's best to set realistic goals that you can achieve.
18  The most sublime act is to set another before you.
19  She set the tray down on a table next to his bed.
20  She's in the top set in maths.
21  The slightest touch will set off the alarm.
22  Emissions are well below the levels set by the World Health Authority.
23  Trade was so good that the firm was able to set on more workers.
24  The words in the definition are roman / are set in roman type.
25  Key paragraphs of the report are set in italic type.
26  Such a database would be extremely costly to set up.
27  He was set upon by a vicious dog.
28  The opening of the new swimming pool has been set back by a few weeks.
29  Remember to set the video to record the film.
30  The new leader set about imposing his vision on the party.