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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SET APART

It was to set apart a day to decorate the graves of the Union dead.

To this end, the time of the courts engaged in the case should be set apart for it.

The grave was to be one of the little vaults, the Fornelli, set apart for children.

In the room that had been set apart for him abovestairs, Monmouth still sat at table.

Because we have no country, and hence are set apart in all countries.

It lay about her as though she had been set apart within a magic circle.

A certain number of these is set apart for the special rooms.

She was not like other women: her lot was set apart and peculiar.

These men were set apart by prayer and by the laying on of hands.

And he came to two thrones which were set apart from the others in the middle of the hall.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English settan (transitive) "cause to sit, put in some place, fix firmly; build, found; appoint, assign," from Proto-Germanic *(bi)satjan "to cause to sit, set" (cf. Old Norse setja, Swedish sätta, Old Saxon settian, Old Frisian setta, Dutch zetten, German setzen, Gothic satjan), causative form of PIE *sod-, variant of *sed- "to sit" (see sit (v.)). Also cf. set (n.2).

Intransitive sense from c.1200, "be seated." Used in many disparate senses by Middle English; sense of "make or cause to do, act, or be; start" and that of "mount a gemstone" attested by mid-13c. Confused with sit since early 14c. Of the sun, moon, etc., "to go down," recorded from c.1300, perhaps from similar use of the cognates in Scandinavian languages. To set (something) on "incite to attack" (c.1300) originally was in reference to hounds and game.

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