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Set  v. t.  (past & past part. set; pres. part. setting)  
To cause to sit; to make to assume a specified position or attitude; to give site or place to; to place; to put; to fix; as, to set a house on a stone foundation; to set a book on a shelf; to set a dish on a table; to set a chest or trunk on its bottom or on end. "I do set my bow in the cloud."
Hence, to attach or affix (something) to something else, or in or upon a certain place. "Set your affection on things above." "The Lord set a mark upon Cain."
To make to assume specified place, condition, or occupation; to put in a certain condition or state (described by the accompanying words); to cause to be. "The Lord thy God will set thee on high." "I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother." "Every incident sets him thinking."
To fix firmly; to make fast, permanent, or stable; to render motionless; to give an unchanging place, form, or condition to. Specifically:
To cause to stop or stick; to obstruct; to fasten to a spot; hence, to occasion difficulty to; to embarrass; as, to set a coach in the mud. "They show how hard they are set in this particular."
To fix beforehand; to determine; hence, to make unyielding or obstinate; to render stiff, unpliant, or rigid; as, to set one's countenance. "His eyes were set by reason of his age." "On these three objects his heart was set." "Make my heart as a millstone, set my face as a flint."
To fix in the ground, as a post or a tree; to plant; as, to set pear trees in an orchard.
To fix, as a precious stone, in a border of metal; to place in a setting; hence, to place in or amid something which serves as a setting; as, to set glass in a sash. "And him too rich a jewel to be set In vulgar metal for a vulgar use."
To render stiff or solid; especially, to convert into curd; to curdle; as, to set milk for cheese.
To put into a desired position or condition; to adjust; to regulate; to adapt. Specifically:
To put in order in a particular manner; to prepare; as, to set (that is, to hone) a razor; to set a saw. "Tables for to sette, and beddes make."
To extend and bring into position; to spread; as, to set the sails of a ship.
To give a pitch to, as a tune; to start by fixing the keynote; as, to set a psalm.
To reduce from a dislocated or fractured state; to replace; as, to set a broken bone.
To make to agree with some standard; as, to set a watch or a clock.
(Masonry) To lower into place and fix solidly, as the blocks of cut stone in a structure.
To stake at play; to wager; to risk. "I have set my life upon a cast, And I will stand the hazard of the die."
To fit with music; to adapt, as words to notes; to prepare for singing. "Set thy own songs, and sing them to thy lute."
To determine; to appoint; to assign; to fix; as, to set a time for a meeting; to set a price on a horse.
To adorn with something infixed or affixed; to stud; to variegate with objects placed here and there. "High on their heads, with jewels richly set, Each lady wore a radiant coronet." "Pastoral dales thin set with modern farms."
To value; to rate; with at. "Be you contented, wearing now the garland, To have a son set your decrees at naught." "I do not set my life at a pin's fee."
To point out the seat or position of, as birds, or other game; said of hunting dogs.
To establish as a rule; to furnish; to prescribe; to assign; as, to set an example; to set lessons to be learned.
To suit; to become; as, it sets him ill. (Scot.)
(Print.) To compose; to arrange in words, lines, etc.; as, to set type; to set a page.
To set abroach. See Abroach. (Obs.)
To set against, to oppose; to set in comparison with, or to oppose to, as an equivalent in exchange; as, to set one thing against another.
To set agoing, to cause to move.
To set apart, to separate to a particular use; to separate from the rest; to reserve.
To set a saw, to bend each tooth a little, every alternate one being bent to one side, and the intermediate ones to the other side, so that the opening made by the saw may be a little wider than the thickness of the back, to prevent the saw from sticking.
To set aside.
To leave out of account; to pass by; to omit; to neglect; to reject; to annul. "Setting aside all other considerations, I will endeavor to know the truth, and yield to that."
To set apart; to reserve; as, to set aside part of one's income.
(Law) See under Aside.
To set at defiance, to defy.
To set at ease, to quiet; to tranquilize; as, to set the heart at ease.
To set at naught, to undervalue; to contemn; to despise. "Ye have set at naught all my counsel."
To set a trap To set a snare, or To set a gin, to put it in a proper condition or position to catch prey; hence, to lay a plan to deceive and draw another into one's power.
To set at work, or To set to work.
To cause to enter on work or action, or to direct how tu enter on work.
To apply one's self; used reflexively.
To set before.
To bring out to view before; to exhibit.
To propose for choice to; to offer to.
To set by.
To set apart or on one side; to reject.
To attach the value of (anything) to. "I set not a straw by thy dreamings."
To set by the compass, to observe and note the bearing or situation of by the compass.
To set case, to suppose; to assume. Cf. Put case, under Put, v. t. (Obs.)
To set down.
To enter in writing; to register. "Some rules were to be set down for the government of the army."
To fix; to establish; to ordain. "This law we may name eternal, being that order which God... hath set down with himself, for himself to do all things by."
To humiliate.
To set eyes on, to see; to behold; to fasten the eyes on.
To set fire to, or To set on fire, to communicate fire to; fig., to inflame; to enkindle the passions of; to irritate.
To set flying (Naut.), to hook to halyards, sheets, etc., instead of extending with rings or the like on a stay; said of a sail.
To set forth.
To manifest; to offer or present to view; to exhibt; to display.
To publish; to promulgate; to make appear.
To send out; to prepare and send. (Obs.) "The Venetian admiral had a fleet of sixty galleys, set forth by the Venetians."
To set forward.
To cause to advance.
To promote.
To set free, to release from confinement, imprisonment, or bondage; to liberate; to emancipate.
To set in, to put in the way; to begin; to give a start to. (Obs.) "If you please to assist and set me in, I will recollect myself."
To set in order, to adjust or arrange; to reduce to method. "The rest will I set in order when I come."
To set milk.
To expose it in open dishes in order that the cream may rise to the surface.
To cause it to become curdled as by the action of rennet. See 4 (e).
To set much by or To set little by, to care much, or little, for.
To set of, to value; to set by. (Obs.) "I set not an haw of his proverbs."
To set off.
To separate from a whole; to assign to a particular purpose; to portion off; as, to set off a portion of an estate.
To adorn; to decorate; to embellish. "They... set off the worst faces with the best airs."
To give a flattering description of.
To set off against, to place against as an equivalent; as, to set off one man's services against another's.
To set on or To set upon.
To incite; to instigate. "Thou, traitor, hast set on thy wife to this."
To employ, as in a task. " Set on thy wife to observe."
To fix upon; to attach strongly to; as, to set one's heart or affections on some object. See definition 2, above.
To set one's cap for. See under Cap, n.
To set one's self against, to place one's self in a state of enmity or opposition to.
To set one's teeth, to press them together tightly.
To set on foot, to set going; to put in motion; to start.
To set out.
To assign; to allot; to mark off; to limit; as, to set out the share of each proprietor or heir of an estate; to set out the widow's thirds.
To publish, as a proclamation. (Obs.)
To adorn; to embellish. "An ugly woman, in rich habit set out with jewels, nothing can become."
To raise, equip, and send forth; to furnish. (R.) "The Venetians pretend they could set out, in case of great necessity, thirty men-of-war."
To show; to display; to recommend; to set off. "I could set out that best side of Luther."
To show; to prove. (R.) "Those very reasons set out how heinous his sin was."
(Law) To recite; to state at large.
To set over.
To appoint or constitute as supervisor, inspector, ruler, or commander.
To assign; to transfer; to convey.
To set right, to correct; to put in order.
To set sail. (Naut.) See under Sail, n.
To set store by, to consider valuable.
To set the fashion, to determine what shall be the fashion; to establish the mode.
To set the teeth on edge, to affect the teeth with a disagreeable sensation, as when acids are brought in contact with them.
To set the watch (Naut.), to place the starboard or port watch on duty.
To set to, to attach to; to affix to. "He... hath set to his seal that God is true."
To set up.
To erect; to raise; to elevate; as, to set up a building, or a machine; to set up a post, a wall, a pillar.
Hence, to exalt; to put in power. "I will... set up the throne of David over Israel."
To begin, as a new institution; to institute; to establish; to found; as, to set up a manufactory; to set up a school.
To enable to commence a new business; as, to set up a son in trade.
To place in view; as, to set up a mark.
To raise; to utter loudly; as, to set up the voice. "I'll set up such a note as she shall hear."
To advance; to propose as truth or for reception; as, to set up a new opinion or doctrine.
To raise from depression, or to a sufficient fortune; as, this good fortune quite set him up.
To intoxicate. (Slang)
(Print.) To put in type; as, to set up copy; to arrange in words, lines, etc., ready for printing; as, to set up type.
To set up the rigging (Naut.), to make it taut by means of tackles.
Synonyms: See Put.

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... Off they set at last; one on the pony, with the dog bounding and barking before him, and the others holding John's hands; both talking at once, and overpowering him by questions about home, and with school anecdotes. I looked after them with a feeling in which I do not know whether pleasure or melancholy ...
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... man if he had. And then he'll sit in the front parlour and engage in prayer for hours at a time, till I says to him, 'Bateson,' says I, 'I'd be ashamed to go troubling the Lord with a prayer when a pinch o' carbonate o' soda would set things straight again.'" ...
— The Farringdons • Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler

... religion of some kind or other. To this the vulgar will always be voluntary slaves; and even those of a rank of understanding superior, will now and then involuntarily feel its influence. It is therefore of the deepest concernment to us to be set right in this point; and to be well satisfied whether civil government be such a protector from natural evils, and such a nurse and increaser of blessings, as those of warm imaginations promise. In such a discussion, far am I from proposing in the least to reflect ...
— The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. I. (of 12) • Edmund Burke

... to the hollow vale of Eurotas, till I sail across the seas a slave, the handmaid of the pest of Greece. Yet shall I be avenged, when the golden-haired heroes sail against Troy, and sack the palaces of Ilium; then my son shall set me free from thralldom, and I shall hear the tale of Theseus's fame. Yet beyond that I see new sorrows; but I can bear them as ...
— Types of Children's Literature • Edited by Walter Barnes

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— The Splendid Folly • Margaret Pedler

... and with my head (dressed in what I finally decide upon as the becomingest fashion) daintily rested on his arm, I will tell him all my troubles. I will tell him of Algy's estrangement, his cold looks and harsh words. Without any outspoken or bitter abuse of her, I will yet manage cunningly to set him on his guard against Mrs. Huntley. I will lament over Bobby to him. Yes, I will tell him all my troubles—all, that is, with ...
— Nancy - A Novel • Rhoda Broughton

... finding honest Rotrou, who was in a state of great triumph, and readily undertook to give Osbert shelter, and as soon as he should have recovered to send him to head-quarters with some young men who he knew would take the field as soon as they learnt that the King of Navarre had set up his standard. Even the inroads made into the good farmer's stores did not abate his satisfaction in entertaining the prime hope of the Huguenot cause; but Berenger advanced as large a sum as he durst out of his purse, under pretext of the maintenance of Osbert during his stay at the Grange. ...
— The Chaplet of Pearls • Charlotte M. Yonge

... importance of his trust, and how happy and how proud it made him. To Hugh and his companion, who lay in a dark corner of the gloomy shed, he, and the sunlight, and the peaceful Sabbath sound to which he made response, seemed like a bright picture framed by the door, and set off by the stable's blackness. The whole formed such a contrast to themselves, as they lay wallowing, like some obscene animals, in their squalor and wickedness on the two heaps of straw, that for a few moments they looked on without ...
— Barnaby Rudge • Charles Dickens

... the votes of his fellow-chiefs, and their decision was gladly hailed by the common soldiers, who loved Godfrey as a father. He would not, therefore, refuse the post of general, but applied himself to its duties with activity. He first set an example of unselfish zeal to his brother nobles, by disposing of his duchy for the purpose of his expedition,—an example faithfully followed by the leading nobility of France and the Rhine. He then summoned ...
— Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 1 of 8 • Various

... "What is the bells ringin' for, mamma?" asked the little one. "It ain't Sunday." "It's Thanksgiving Day, and we usually go to church on that day," answered the mother, slowly. "What is Thanksgiving Day?" "It is a day set apart by the President for the people to assemble and give thanks for—for—blessings—received during the year, my child." This last answer tore that disconsolate mother's heart till it bled. She had reached the gate of her cottage, from which she had fled on the night ...
— Hanover; Or The Persecution of the Lowly - A Story of the Wilmington Massacre. • David Bryant Fulton

... day, at breakfast time after English fashion, the yacht was fifty miles from Elsinore, and sea life began. The decks were clean and everything in order. The fore-staysail was set, as well as the fore and main sails, to catch the wind from the westward, and the yacht ran steadily, to the comfort ...
— A Danish Parsonage • John Fulford Vicary

... will try to recover it. Now you see the wisdom of the Washington people in sending me to Peking on a motorcycle! You see that I was right in saying that we were being set up as marks for other nations to ...
— Boy Scouts on Motorcycles - With the Flying Squadron • G. Harvey Ralphson

... to herself, "I wonder if he'll care for me," listened attentively while Mrs. Peters continued,—"This Miss Van Vechten is a mighty fine lady, they say, and has heaps of niggers to wait on her at home,—but she can't bring 'em here, for I should set 'em free—that's, so. I don't b'lieve in't. What was I sayin'? Oh, I know, she can't wait on herself, and wrote to have her brother get some one. He asked me if you'd be willin' to put on her clothes, wash her face, and chaw ...
— Rosamond - or, The Youthful Error • Mary J. Holmes

... opinion on the subject. Still there is a fundamental agreement between the different schools, and we shall try to give you the essence or cream of the thought on the subject. In the first place, all occultists set aside any idea of there being a "place" in which the souls dwell—the existence of "states" or "planes of existence" being deemed sufficient for the purpose. It is held that there are many planes of existence in any and every portion of space, which planes interpenetrate ...
— Reincarnation and the Law of Karma - A Study of the Old-New World-Doctrine of Rebirth, and Spiritual Cause and Effect • William Walker Atkinson

... prevailing mode amongst the raffines, or professed duellists of the time; and she writes seductive billets-doux in Spanish, and gives wicked little suppers to the handsome cavalier on whom her affections are set. But, on the other hand, she goes to mass, and confesses, and does her best to save her Huguenot lover's body and soul, and obtain the remission of her own sins by converting him from his heresy. So that, as times ...
— Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 380, June, 1847 • Various

... features were more rugged than those of young Arsdale, and the forehead was broader and higher, but the mouth was the same—thin, tense, and yet with no strength of jaw behind it. The cheek bones were rather high and the eyes set deep but over-close together. It was a face, thought Donaldson, of which great things might be expected, but upon which nothing could be depended. The man would move eratically but brilliantly, like those aquatic fireworks ...
— The Seventh Noon • Frederick Orin Bartlett

... feelin'," he said, "to set up in a nice safe place like this, an' feel that the woods is full o' ragin' heathen, seekin' to devour you, and wonderin' whar you've gone to. Thar's a heap in knowin' how to pick your home. I've thought more than once 'bout that old town, Troy, that Paul ...
— The Scouts of the Valley • Joseph A. Altsheler

... walked doggedly from the manager's office to his cage and set to work. Penton stood pulling at the inflamed tip of his upper lip. His bluffing had failed. When he approached Nelson ...
— A Canadian Bankclerk • J. P. Buschlen

... started to leave, one old Yankee set the corner of the house on fire. We all got busy then, white folks and darkies both carry in' water ter put it out. We got it out but while we doin' that, mind out, they went down the lane to the road by the duck pond we had dug out. One ...
— Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves: Volume II, Arkansas Narratives, Part 2 • Works Projects Administration

... Republicans, headed by the chivalric Etienne Arago, musket in hand, charged from the side of the Cafe de la Regence, followed by a detachment of the National Guard, and, driving the troops into the building, surrounded it with straw which they set on fire. The vast edifice was instantly filled with smoke and flame. The defence ceased. The soldiers rushed out and were instantly slain. The commander of the detachment was pierced by a bayonet. The multitude rushed in, and the ...
— Edmond Dantes • Edmund Flagg

... common legacy among the poorer sort of people in that country. After his death she toiled late and early to maintain herself and babe. Many a dawn she rose before the sun, and the sun rose there very early. Many a night she saw the moon set, and it sets very late at certain seasons of the year; but her labors were never done. The labors of the poor never are until death comes. When death came to her, she rested from her work, and her work ...
— The International Monthly, Volume 5, No. 3, March, 1852 • Various

... vnto it selfe, and there are beautifull men, and deformed women. The men of the same countrey vse to haue their haire kempt, and trimmed like vnto our women: and they weare golden turbants vpon their heades richly set with pearle, and pretious stones. The women are clad in a coarse smock onely reaching to their knees, and hauing long sleeues hanging downe to the ground. And they goe bare-footed, wearing breeches which reach to the ground also. Thei weare no attire vpon their heads, but their haire hangs disheaueled ...
— The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques, - and Discoveries of The English Nation, Volume 9 - Asia, Part 2 • Richard Hakluyt

... or twict a weak and sum of the best troters never laid down. he said Dexter and Flora Tempel never was knowed to lay down. then Fatty asked him to let us see her trot and he hiched her into a buggy and we set on the fence and old Nat he drove of most walking. bimeby we herd the old wagon ratling and old Nat he came down the street just fluking. I never saw a horse go so fast. i tell you old Nat he had to ...
— 'Sequil' - Or Things Whitch Aint Finished in the First • Henry A. Shute

... enough," returned Mr. Hamblin, with a shrug of his shoulders, "but a fellow doesn't quite relish having a girl thrust upon him. Aunt Marg is set upon my marrying her, and it's human nature, you know, never to want to do anything under compulsion, but to be inclined to do just what you know you ...
— Mona • Mrs. Georgie Sheldon

... could not help confessing that I had been perfectly happy. It was an unpardonable mistake, as the two women differed as much as white does from black, and though the darkness forbade my seeing, and the silence my hearing, my sense of touch should have enlightened me—after the first set-to, at all events, but my imagination was in a state of ecstasy. I cursed love, my nature, and above all the inconceivable weakness which had allowed me to receive into my house the serpent that had deprived me of an angel, and made me hate myself at the thought of having defiled myself ...
— The Memoires of Casanova, Complete • Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

... set much store by black hair—shows gray too soon," retorted Mrs. Snow. She spoke fretfully, but she still held ...
— Pollyanna • Eleanor H. Porter

... the purse, set forward towards the alehouse; but in the way a thought occurred to him, whether he should not detain this money likewise. His conscience, however, immediately started at this suggestion, and began to upbraid him with ingratitude to his ...
— The History of Tom Jones, a foundling • Henry Fielding

... towns, the streets of the large ones named after famous generals and battles. Down one side is a row of low buildings in which the officers, doctors and nurses sleep; a chemist shop; a well-fitted bathroom; storerooms for supplies; and consulting offices. There is also, almost invariably, a cantine set up by young women—English, American, French—where the men are supplied at any time with cocoa, coffee, milk, lemonade, cakes; and the little building itself is gaily decorated to please ...
— The Living Present • Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton

... get over a field with which they are unacquainted. But this very circumstance, for me, had grown into a fascination. One gets tired of studying the bill of fare in advance of the repast. When the sun and the Spanish coast had set together behind the placid sea, I went to my berth with the delightful certainty that the sun of the morrow, and of many days thereafter, would rise upon scenes and adventures ...
— The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 122, December, 1867 • Various

... agree with you; such remarkable weakness must be treated otherwise. My lord has had a strange and forbidding dream, which has caused a commotion in his blood and has set his brain in such a whirl that he imagines himself to be a peasant. We must endeavor to divert his lordship with those things in which he usually takes the greatest pleasure. Give him the wines and the dishes that he likes best, and play the music that it pleases him ...
— Comedies • Ludvig Holberg

... Mr Tapley set himself to obey these orders with great alacrity, and pending their execution, it may be presumed his flagging spirits revived; inasmuch as he several times observed, below his breath, that in respect of its power of imparting a credit to jollity, the Screw unquestionably had some decided ...
— Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit • Charles Dickens

... attraction-point. His never knew one tremulous wavering from its all-glorious center. With Him there were no ebbs and flows, no fits and starts. He could say, in the words of that prophetic psalm which speaks so preeminently of Himself, "I have set the Lord ...
— The Mind of Jesus • John R. Macduff

... that the President should be bound by no higher standard of propriety of speech than that set by the House of which the Honorable Managers were members. The rule governing the House in such matters will readily appear from a recent exchange of courtesies between the two distinguished members referred to above, Mr. Bingham and Mr. Butler. ...
— Something of Men I Have Known - With Some Papers of a General Nature, Political, Historical, and Retrospective • Adlai E. Stevenson

... The fever was never very high, nor was it intermittent. It merely hung about him and ate away his strength. For the time being, he was content to lie quiet and stare up at the electric lights scattered through the tent and wonder about Ethel. Now and then some sight in the hospital set him to thinking about the Captain, wondering if he were happy in his new life of rest and peace, he who had so often been in the thick of the fiercest fight. Or he thought of Paddy, brave, merry little ...
— On the Firing Line • Anna Chapin Ray and Hamilton Brock Fuller

... their mounts, the hunters set off at a livelier gallop, and soon the deep tones of the hounds began to grow louder. Now, too, the boys were able to catch a new note—a note almost of triumph, it seemed to them, in the dogs' ...
— The Pony Rider Boys in the Rockies • Frank Gee Patchin

... the struggle of finitude. The first two, Orion and Tityos, reached out for Goddesses, being mortals; the second two, still mortals, but in communion with deities, attempted to bring down divine secrets to earth; the one set strove to make the finite infinite, the other to make the infinite finite. Both were contrary to the nature of the Greek mind, which sought to keep the happy balance between the two sides, between body and spirit, between the temporal and eternal. Now the punishment of these ...
— Homer's Odyssey - A Commentary • Denton J. Snider

... Secretary and leader of the Commons. The prize which he had long schemed to secure, and had finally given up, suddenly fell into his hand. Canning's mind could not but revert to the lost opportunity of 1812. Not in a century would the Foreign Minister again have a world to set in order. He wrote to a friend, "Ten years have made a world of difference, and have made a very different sort of world to bustle in than that which I should have found in 1812. For fame it is a squeezed orange, but for public ...
— Ten Englishmen of the Nineteenth Century • James Richard Joy

... reached Foch that night he at once set out from Cassel for French's headquarters ...
— Foch the Man - A Life of the Supreme Commander of the Allied Armies • Clara E. Laughlin

... of September; being the Feast of the Holy Cross, the brotherhood of San Marcello, by special licence of the pope, set at liberty the unhappy Bernardo Cenci, with the condition of paying within the year two thousand five hundred Roman crowns to the brotherhood of the most Holy Trinity of Pope Sixtus, as may be found to-day recorded ...
— Celebrated Crimes, Complete • Alexandre Dumas, Pere

... months school term must be given in every township and that no whiskey-selling shall be permitted. Or if one township is infested with cattle ticks, other townships are injured, and so the state may set a minimum ...
— Community Civics and Rural Life • Arthur W. Dunn

... purposes are true' (Ch. Up. VIII, 1, 5); how can these passages, which clearly aim at defining the nature of Brahman, be liable to refutation?—Owing to the greater weight, we reply, of those texts which set forth Brahman as devoid of qualities. 'It is not coarse, not fine, not short, not long' (Bri. Up. III, 8, 8); 'The True, knowledge, infinite is Brahman' (Taitt. Up. II, 1); 'That which is free from qualities,' 'that which is free from stain'—these and similar texts convey ...
— The Vedanta-Sutras with the Commentary by Ramanuja - Sacred Books of the East, Volume 48 • Trans. George Thibaut

... their safe-guard. To the stalls men led away the steeds; many a varlet they had, who served them well with zeal in every service. The host now hied him to his palace with his friends, nor would he let any man grow wroth again. Then men set up the tables and bare forth water for the guests. Forsooth the men from the Rhine had there enow of stalwart foes. 'Twas long ...
— The Nibelungenlied • Unknown

... wife. As the step was very high, Madame Dufour, in order to reach him, had to show the lower part of her limbs, whose former slenderness had disappeared in fat. Monsieur Dufour, who was already getting excited by the country air, pinched her calf, and then, taking her in his arms, set her on to the ground, as if she had been some enormous bundle. She shook the dust out of the silk dress, and then looked round, to see in what sort of ...
— Selected Writings of Guy de Maupassant • Guy de Maupassant

... the persons who sign this letter are mostly the friends, and one of them is the gentleman who is bail for and sits near Mr. Hastings. They state to you this horrible and venal transaction, by which the government was set to sale, by which a bastard son was elevated to the wrong of the natural and legitimate heir, and in which a prostitute, his mother, was put in the place of the honorable and legitimate mother of the representative of ...
— The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. XII. (of XII.) • Edmund Burke

... us with resolution against our petty powers of darkness,—machine politicians, spoilsmen, and the rest? Life is worth living, no matter what it bring, if only such combats may be carried to successful terminations and one's heel set on the tyrant's throat. To the suicide, then, in his supposed world of multifarious and immoral nature, you can appeal—and appeal in the name of the very evils that make his heart sick there—to wait and see his part of the battle out. And the consent to live on, which you ask of him under ...
— The Will to Believe - and Other Essays in Popular Philosophy • William James

... over there in two weeks? And I bound here, hard and fast, hand and foot! By what?—by the plaything code of a plaything honour! Now, if he were any other man under the canopy, I would not stay! The question is, is it imaginable that all this was of set purpose?" ...
— Lewis Rand • Mary Johnston

... been moved, not by heroic and stoical justice and the love of souls, but a good deal by prejudice and a good deal by skilful artifice, and very little indeed by that highest motive which she called the glory of God? And it was Jack who had set all this before her clear as daylight. No wonder the excellent woman was disconcerted. She went to bed gloomily with her headache, and would tolerate no ministrations, neither of sal-volatile nor eau-de-Cologne, nor even of green tea. "It always does Miss Dora a power of ...
— The Perpetual Curate • Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant

... insult—"Sir, when next you play, Reflect whose money 'tis you throw away. No one on earth can less such things regard, But when one's partner doesn't know a card - I scorn suspicion, ma'am, but while you stand Behind that lady, pray keep down your hand." "Good heav'n, revoke: remember, if the set Be lost, in honour you should pay the debt." "There, there's your money; but, while I have life, I'll never more sit down with man and wife; They snap and snarl indeed, but in the heat Of all their spleen, their understandings meet; They are Freemasons, ...
— The Borough • George Crabbe

... Kogmollocks had seen him go away on the hunt, and had taken advantage of the opportunity to attack the cabin? They had evidently thought their task would be an easy one. What Philip saw through the window set his pulse beating quickly with the belief that this last conjecture was the true one. The world outside was turning dark. The sky was growing thick and low. In half an hour a storm would break. The Eskimos had foreseen ...
— The Golden Snare • James Oliver Curwood

... inside his own door, and the big globe set in the hall ceiling blinked out. They had decided that, supposing the cockney got so far, a lightless house would perplex his feet, and he would be the noisier. Rawling could reach this button from his bed, and silently undressed in the blackness, ...
— The Best Short Stories of 1917 - and the Yearbook of the American Short Story • Various

... writer, Nobushige Amenomori, has set down a reminiscence, not of Hearn the man, but of Hearn the genius, wherewith this introduction to the last of his writings may fitly conclude: "I shall ever retain the vivid remembrance of the sight I had when I stayed over night at his house for the first time. Being used ...
— The Romance of the Milky Way - And Other Studies & Stories • Lafcadio Hearn

... splendor. But in the other Italian cities the homes of her patricians were crowded into the narrow streets where their architecture fails of its due effect. It is so with them in Naples, and even along the Villa Nazionale, where many palatial villas are set, they seclude themselves in gardens where one fancies rather than sees them. These are, in fact, sometimes the houses of the richest bourgeoisie—bankers and financiers—and the houses which have names conspicuous in the mainly inglorious turmoil of ...
— Roman Holidays and Others • W. D. Howells

... southward field after field, their billowy blue-green reaches blending far in the rear with the indistinct purple haze of the swamp. The great square house, raised high on massive stone pillars, dates back to the first quarter of the century; its sloping roof is set with rows of dormer-windows, the big red double chimneys rising oddly from their midst; wide galleries with fluted columns enclose it on three sides; from the fourth is projected a long narrow wing, two stories in height, which stands somewhat apart from the main building, but is connected with ...
— Shapes that Haunt the Dusk • Various

... influenced by the political currents then running in favor of the North, led a small band of men into western Virginia. The object was to start a slave insurrection and in the end set free all the negroes of the South. Brown received or was promised $25,000 and was supported by men of the first respectability. On October 16, 1859, Brown seized the United States Arsenal at Harper's Ferry ...
— Expansion and Conflict • William E. Dodd

... during the siege, all watches at division and brigade headquarters were set at nine o'clock, by a telegraphic signal, to agree with ...
— History of the Nineteenth Army Corps • Richard Biddle Irwin

... Judas was similarly doubled. One side of it, with a black, sharply watchful eye, was vivid and mobile, readily gathering into innumerable tortuous wrinkles. On the other side were no wrinkles. It was deadly flat, smooth, and set, and though of the same size as the other, it seemed enormous on account of its wide-open blind eye. Covered with a whitish film, closing neither night nor day, this eye met light and darkness with the same indifference, but perhaps on account of the proximity of its lively and crafty ...
— The Crushed Flower and Other Stories • Leonid Andreyev

... the set of the wind: we were sitting, four Americans, one lovely early summer day, in a restaurant at Swinemuende. We had the window open, looking out over the sea. At the next table were some officers, one of whom with an "Es zieht," but not with a "by your leave," came over to our table and shut the ...
— Mobilizing Woman-Power • Harriot Stanton Blatch

... William of England is on our track; to-morrow we must quit this island. All will be ready; I have given the order to one of our negro fishermen to go and say to Captain Ralph to have the Chameleon ready to set sail; it is anchored at Cayman's Creek; and in two hours ...
— A Romance of the West Indies • Eugene Sue

... distortion of its beak, and the tuft on the top of its head. The penguin duck, again, waddles in an upright position, like the penguin, on account of the unnatural situation of its legs. These odd peculiarities add nothing of value to the various breeds, and may be set down as only the result of accidental malformation, ...
— The Book of Household Management • Mrs. Isabella Beeton

... phantom hopping nimbly down the room; and, going to meet it, recognized a certain Pennsylvania gentleman, whose wound-fever had taken a turn for the worse, and, depriving him of the few wits a drunken campaign had left him, set him literally tripping on the light, fantastic toe "toward home," as he blandly informed me, touching the military cap which formed a striking contrast to the severe simplicity of the rest of his decidedly undress uniform. When sane, the least movement produced a roar of ...
— Hospital Sketches • Louisa May Alcott

... had sold their watches. The emperor also often asked if the telegraph had not yet announced the approach of the French squadron; his adjutant, Lauriston, was with the squadron, and the emperor seemed only to be awaiting Lauriston's arrival and a favorable wind, in order to set sail. ...
— Queen Hortense - A Life Picture of the Napoleonic Era • L. Muhlbach

... reached the ground the royal standard was planted, and the men set to work to fell trees and to form a triple palisade along the accessible sides of the hills. The force at Harold's command must have been far nearer to the estimate given of its strength by the English chroniclers than by the Normans, for ...
— Wulf the Saxon - A Story of the Norman Conquest • G. A. Henty

... so myself," said Edmund, "and rely upon its direction. I have already determined on my future conduct, which I will communicate to you. My first step shall be to leave the castle; my lord has this day given me a horse, upon which I purpose to set out this very night, without the knowledge of any of the family. I will go to Sir Philip Harclay; I will throw myself at his feet, relate my strange story, and implore his protection; With him I will consult on the most proper way of bringing this murderer ...
— The Old English Baron • Clara Reeve

... man about fifty, rather tall and thickly set, with broad high shoulders which made him look as though he stooped a little. He wore good and fashionable clothes, and looked like a gentleman of position. He carried a handsome cane, which he tapped on the pavement at each step; his gloves were spotless. He had a broad, ...
— Crime and Punishment • Fyodor Dostoyevsky

... smartness in the dialogue, and in the "Careless Husband," Lord Foppington uses such strange expletives as "Sun burn me," "Stop my breath," "Set my blood." But the greater part of any amusement that there is, depends, as in the Roman Comedy, upon the tricks of ...
— History of English Humour, Vol. 1 (of 2) - With an Introduction upon Ancient Humour • Alfred Guy Kingan L'Estrange

... 'They set to again, fresh as eagles. At six o'clock, accounts were so complicated, that they stopped to make up their books. Each played with his memorandums and pencil at his side. Nothing fatal had yet happened. The duke owed Lord Dice about L5000, and Temple Grace owed him ...
— The Gaming Table: Its Votaries and Victims - Volume II (of II) • Andrew Steinmetz

... empty chair on the Collector's right. To set it for her Mr. Langton had, as a preliminary, to stoop and drag aside the legs of a reveller procumbent on the floor. The effort flushed him; but Miss Quiney, with an inclination of the head, slipped into the seat as though she had seen ...
— Lady Good-for-Nothing • A. T. Quiller-Couch

... a poor sailor, had been feeling ill and Amber had excused him early in the afternoon. About six o'clock he had gone to his stateroom and dressed for dinner, unattended. Absorbed in anticipations of the morrow, when first he should set foot in Calcutta and take the first step in pursuit of Sophia Farrell, he had absent-mindedly neglected to empty the pockets of his discarded clothing. At seven he had gone to dinner, leaving his stateroom ...
— The Bronze Bell • Louis Joseph Vance

... were such darling things as old Chaucer sings, I would up behind you on the Horse of Brass, and frisk off for Prester John's Country. But these are all tales; a Horse of Brass never flew, and a King's daughter never talked with Birds! The Tartars, really, are a cold, insipid, smouchey set. You'll be sadly moped (if you are not eaten) among them. Pray try and cure yourself. Take Hellebore (the counsel is Horace's, 'twas none of my thought originally). Shave yourself oftener. Eat no saffron, for saffron-eaters ...
— The Works of Charles and Mary Lamb, Vol. 5 • Edited by E. V. Lucas

... one gleam of light, without instantly perceiving the darkness around him. Here, then, is encouragement to paint him as he is, that the hearts of the good may be moved at his destitute and unhappy state; to set forth his wants and his claims, that ignorance may no longer be pleaded as an excuse for withholding, from the original proprietor of the soil, the compensation or atonement which is demanded at once ...
— Dahcotah - Life and Legends of the Sioux Around Fort Snelling • Mary Eastman

... pleasant may have been the friendships begun during the last few years, or the official relations at my office, it is important that we should not over-value individual likings. So long as the Governor-General follows the example set by our beloved monarch as a constitutional sovereign, so long should the favour he finds with the people endure, and any personal popularity is a thing of no account. You have been pleased to endorse afresh the system under which we live and which you think infinitely preferable to ...
— Memories of Canada and Scotland - Speeches and Verses • John Douglas Sutherland Campbell

... impudent claim, the hizzie Rose Cameron tried to set up agin your grace, as I hear all the folk say out by—the jaud maunn ...
— The Lost Lady of Lone • E.D.E.N. Southworth

... to whisper for some little time. Presently a dog set up a long, lugubrious howl just outside—within ten feet of them. The boys clasped each other suddenly, in ...
— Innocents abroad • Mark Twain

... admiral's cabin, the main-mast's coat, and boat's covering on the booms, all in flames; which, from every report and probability, he apprehends was occasioned by some hay, which was lying under the half-deck, having been set on fire by a match in a tub, which was usually kept there for signal guns.—The main-sail at this time was set, and almost entirely caught fire; the people not being able to come to the clue garnets on account ...
— Thrilling Narratives of Mutiny, Murder and Piracy • Anonymous

... Fishertown, near Salisbury, England, who gave birth to a double female monster on October 26, 1664, which evidently from the description was joined by the ischii. It did not nurse, but took food by both the mouths; all its actions were done in concert; it was possessed of one set of genitourinary organs; it only lived a short while. Many people in the region flocked to see the wonderful child, whom Licetus called "Monstrum Anglicum." It is said that at the same accouchement the birth of this monster was followed by the birth of a well-formed female child, who ...
— Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine • George M. Gould

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