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synonyms for set upon

  • bash
  • berate
  • blast
  • criticize
  • impugn
  • lambaste
  • revile
  • trash
  • vilify
  • abuse
  • assault
  • beset
  • blister
  • bust
  • charge
  • encounter
  • invade
  • malign
  • maltreat
  • molest
  • come at
  • have at
  • lay into
  • work over

antonyms for set upon

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  • compliment
  • praise
  • uphold
  • exonerate
  • help
  • let go
  • protect
  • retreat
  • surrender
  • yield
  • aid
  • assist
  • guard
  • help
  • leave alone
  • lose
  • protect
  • retreat
  • surrender
  • decrease
  • be lazy
  • defend
  • resist
  • shelter
  • shield
  • slough off
  • submit
  • support
  • sustain
  • withstand
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How to use set upon in a sentence

It is thinner than that of chronic bronchitis, and upon standing separates into three layers of pus, mucus, and frothy serum.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
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
Other things being equal, the volume of voice used measures the value that the mind puts upon the thought.
EXPRESSIVE VOICE CULTUREJESSIE ELDRIDGE SOUTHWICK
He was too drowsy to hold the thought more than a moment in his mind, much less to reflect upon it.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
In the year of misery, of agony and suffering in general he had endured, he had settled upon one theory.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
I take the Extream Bells, and set down the six Changes on them thus.
TINTINNALOGIA, OR, THE ART OF RINGINGRICHARD DUCKWORTH AND FABIAN STEDMAN
He turned his eyes upon her; but no sympathy was in their beams; no belief in the semblance of her tears.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
His 6,000 native auxiliaries (as it proved later on) could not be relied upon in a civil war.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
All our intelligent students will insist upon learning what they can of these discussions and forming opinions for themselves.
THE SALVAGING OF CIVILISATIONH. G. (HERBERT GEORGE) WELLS
This city stands upon almost two equal parts on each side the river that passes through.
GULLIVER'S TRAVELSJONATHAN SWIFT
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WORDS RELATED TO SET UPON

  • abuse
  • assault
  • bash
  • berate
  • beset
  • blast
  • blister
  • bust
  • charge
  • come at
  • criticize
  • encounter
  • have at
  • impugn
  • invade
  • lambaste
  • lay into
  • malign
  • maltreat
  • molest
  • revile
  • set upon
  • trash
  • vilify
  • work over
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.