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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SET ASIDE

One of these wings was set aside for Dame Kronk and the little girl.

At every meal a portion was set aside in little dishes for the gods.

It was an affirmative experience which refused to be set aside.

And, as he rode, he set aside all thoughts of Jake and of Red Mask.

Then he said, 'The revelations from above ain't to be set aside.

So the King's promise to pardon Mr. Rossi will be set aside by his successor?

A whole ration was set aside for the four dogs which should draw it.

The hours he set aside for reading were many more than the rule demanded.

They were all set aside by the good sense of the House and of the nation.

A dozen plans occurred to him, all to be set aside as useless.

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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