By the time they reached Putney it was pitch dark, and the tide was setting against them.
All the stream of people seemed now to be setting against them.
It was to avoid the Gulf Stream, which would have been setting against us.
These people are surprisingly skilful and active in setting against a strong current.
For the first time since he began to preach his crusade, the current was setting against the mysterious chief.
Thus long before the council assembled, the tide was setting against Peter Gross.
Can't you put yourself in his place, with the evidence, such as it is, all setting against you?
Probably we had passed the place where a tide was setting against the wind.
Our progress was so slow that I fancied there must be a current setting against us, but of this I was uncertain.
He went to see Mr. Lowington and begged him to assist in stemming the tide which was setting against the Brockway Academy.