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synonyms for set in motion

  • commence
  • dedicate
  • induct
  • initiate
  • introduce
  • launch
  • open
  • set up
  • bow
  • commission
  • institute
  • invest
  • jump
  • ordain
  • originate
  • start
  • break in
  • break the ice
  • get things rolling
  • get under way
  • instate
  • kick off
  • make up
  • usher in
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antonyms for set in motion

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  • cease
  • close
  • conclude
  • end
  • finish
  • stop
  • retract
  • adjourn
  • stay
  • fix
  • please
  • steady
  • hold
  • order
  • placate
  • remain
  • calm
  • soothe
  • appease
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      How to use set in motion in a sentence

      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
      She set off down Trafalgar Road in the mist and the rain, glad that she had been compelled to walk.
      HILDA LESSWAYSARNOLD BENNETT
      In this situation we waited the motion of the enemy, without perceiving any advancement they made towards us.
      THE LIFE AND MOST SURPRISING ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE, OF YORK, MARINER (1801)DANIEL DEFOE
      These sections also have vibrations of their own which are of shorter length and more rapid motion.
      EXPRESSIVE VOICE CULTUREJESSIE ELDRIDGE SOUTHWICK
      Good is set against evil, and life against death: so also is the sinner against a just man.
      THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
      He set down as the second the golden rule, “Whatsoever ye would that men should do unto you, do ye even so to them.”
      THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
      His nose was hooked and rather large, his eyes were blue, bright as steel, and set a trifle wide.
      ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
      I shall show how it is possible thus to prolong life to the term set by God.
      THE MEDIAEVAL MIND (VOLUME II OF II)HENRY OSBORN TAYLOR
      Felipe watched over her as a lover might; her great mournful eyes followed his every motion.
      RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
      SYNONYM OF THE DAY
      OCTOBER 26, 1985
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      capacitor

      WORDS RELATED TO SET IN MOTION

      • actify
      • actuate
      • arouse
      • call up
      • energize
      • impel
      • mobilize
      • motivate
      • move
      • prompt
      • propel
      • rouse
      • set in motion
      • start
      • stimulate
      • stir
      • switch on
      • take out of mothballs
      • trigger
      • turn on
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