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You would not think it too much to set the whole province in flames so that you could have your way with this wretched child.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
I take the Extream Bells, and set down the six Changes on them thus.
TINTINNALOGIA, OR, THE ART OF RINGINGRICHARD DUCKWORTH AND FABIAN STEDMAN
Do not the widow's tears run down the cheek, and her cry against him that causeth them to fall?
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
Vain also was the valour and ability he showed in the campaign against the Royalists in La Vende.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
Beginners must be warned against mistaking the edges of cells, or particles which have retained the red stain, for bacilli.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
She set off down Trafalgar Road in the mist and the rain, glad that she had been compelled to walk.
HILDA LESSWAYSARNOLD BENNETT
Whether they had ever, at different times, pleaded for or against the same cause, and cited precedents to prove contrary opinions?
GULLIVER'S TRAVELSJONATHAN SWIFT
He leant against the wall of his refuge, notwithstanding this boast, and licked the ice to moisten his parched lips.
THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
But if God made man, then God is responsible for all man's acts and thoughts, and therefore man cannot sin against God.
GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD
Good is set against evil, and life against death: so also is the sinner against a just man.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
AUGUST 3, 2021
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implore

WORDS RELATED TO SET AGAINST

  • array
  • confront
  • contrast
  • counter
  • counterbalance
  • face
  • match
  • pit
  • set against
  • vie
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satorinoun | [suh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]SEE DEFINITION