Antonyms for setting

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All else is but the setting, and the eye sweeps with indifference the line of unpeopled rocks.

And I was chidden for setting you against complying with your father's will.

To my mind the two have no more than the relation of the words of a song and the music of its setting.

What is known as church-affiliation, the music of the setting, I am not concerned with.

We see the same idea also in the rising and setting sun and moon.

To do violence to any one is a strange way of setting about inspiring love.

On the right is a god who seems to be setting free a bird from his right hand.

The professor was setting back there at his end, looking glum.

The rays of the setting sun brought out the drabness of her.

And so he did, twisting it up and setting it to the flame of the candle.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "fact or action of setting (something), putting, placing, planting," verbal noun from set (v.).

Meaning "place, location, site" is late 14c. Surgical sense, with reference to broken bones, etc., is from early 15c. In reference to heavenly bodies, from c.1400. Also in Middle English "act of creation; thing created" (c.1400). In reference to mounts for jewels, etc. from 1815; meaning "background, history, environment" is attested from 1841.

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