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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SET FORTH

There it was, all set forth in the programme he had just purchased.

I will proceed to set forth a few of the injuries he has done me.

Then, on a glorious morning, we gathered our forces and set forth.

How he became something better, it remains my task to try to set forth.

In this manner, then, according to them, the genealogy of these gods is to be received and set forth.

They separated here to set forth by two different 15 routes.

Every day Schiefflin set forth on his mule from the adobe house.

They were themselves on horseback, about to set forth for Colorado.

Then he set forth one day to pay a visit to Cochise in person.

But the writing had been set forth, and there was no altering it.

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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