View definitions for set upon

set upon

verb as in beleaguer

verb as in go for

verb as in lunge

verb as in mob

verb as in strike

verb as in waylay

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Example Sentences

Nobody could object to the way in which the cases were carried from the elevator and set upon stanchions at the repository.

As white U.S. troops withdrew, the Confederates set upon the wounded American black men in uniform.

On either side of Bratton and the other officials were two blown-up photos set upon easels.

It was like the chapter in the book in which the golden boy is set upon by gloom and wonders about the purpose of life.

He told reporters how his assailants had recognized him, set upon him with knives and tried to dismember his wrists.

Instead she assumed a suppliant air, her beautiful eyes meltingly set upon his face.

How strict a Guard then ought the true Satyrist to set upon his private Passions!

The air was heavy with the perfume of frankincense which smouldered in a brass vessel set upon a tray.

As a fighting unit they are on their last legs and when they will be set upon their feet again Lord K. knows.

The marquis of Argyle beheaded at Edinburgh and his head set upon the Tolbooth.


On this page you'll find 278 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to set upon, such as: bash, berate, blast, criticize, impugn, and lambaste.

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