Set-up

Definitions

  • How to set up the bed
    How to set up the bed
  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Set-up bearing of a person
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Additional illustrations & photos:

SETTING-UP EXERCISES SETTING-UP EXERCISES
Dick packed up his few things, and set out very early Dick packed up his few things, and set out very early

Quotations

  • Bertolt Brecht
    Bertolt%20Brecht
    “It is easier to rob by setting up a bank than by holding up a bank clerk.”
  • Eric Hoffer
    Eric%20Hoffer
    “There is always a chance that he who sets himself up as his brother's keeper will end up by being his jail-keeper.”
  • Milton Friedman
    Milton%20Friedman
    “The problem of social organization is how to set up an arrangement under which greed will do the least harm, capitalism is that kind of a system.”
  • Wayne Dyer
    Wayne%20Dyer
    “You can set yourself up to be sick, or you can choose to stay well.”
  • Henry Ward Beecher
    Henry%20Ward%20Beecher
    “Laws and institutions, like clocks, must occasionally be cleaned, wound up, and set to true time.”
  • Mal Pancoast
    Mal%20Pancoast
    “Set up the listening. Prepare who you are talking to for what you want them to hear. Get people to listen as a possibility rather than a problem.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. settan; cog. with Ger. setzen, Ice. setja, Goth. satjan; settan is the weak causative of sittan, to sit.

Usage

In literature:

Then the whole tribe will set up a great laugh by way of further provocation.
"The Belief in Immortality and the Worship of the Dead, Volume I (of 3)" by Sir James George Frazer
They set up shop in a desert and carry on just the same.
"David Lannarck, Midget" by George S. Harney
A Royal proclamation ordered that a copy of it should be set up in every parish church.
"A Short History of English Printing, 1476-1898" by Henry R. Plomer
The sledge he had drawn was set up on end and propped up as a mark for the return journey.
"From Pole to Pole" by Sven Anders Hedin
He set up a blacksmith shop on the big road between Bonham and Honey Grove, and lived there until he died.
"Slave Narratives, Oklahoma" by Various
These mile-stones, an old writer says, were the first set up in England.
"Fragments of Two Centuries" by Alfred Kingston
So don't you make me set up my hackles by trying to offer me anything for this.
"The Ocean Cat's Paw" by George Manville Fenn
After we had given them the deer's flesh we had prepared, we set up a mark and told them to shoot at it.
"My First Voyage to Southern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
Dr. Gibbs come from Aiken to Union and set up a drug sto' whar Cohen's is now.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 2" by Works Projects Administration
As the second went through, the crew in the street below set up a cheer that raised the sleeping echoes of the street.
"Children of the Tenements" by Jacob A. Riis
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In poetry:

By the waters of Babylon we stood up and sang,
Considering thee,
That a blast of deliverance in the darkness rang,
To set thee free.
"Super Flumina Babylonis" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
But at last we waded nae farrer up,
But set wee Jeanie her lane,
Wi' a bunch o' primroses in her han',
On the tap o' the deil's big stane."
"The Deil's Stane" by Alexander Anderson
Again the trees and houses breathe
Their old refrain and fragrant air.
Again to right and left old winter
Sets up her household everywhere.
"I would go home again—to rooms..." by Boris Pasternak
Jean, poor thing! had lang been greetin;
Will, neist morning, blam'd Tam Lowes,
But ere lang, an owkly meetin
Was set up at Maggie Howe's.
"Scotland's Scaith, Or, The History O' Will And Jean. Owre True A Tale. In Two Parts" by Hector MacNeill
"Open them up to the light and joy,
The blush and the golden glow—
And their beauty now is beyond that bloom
You have set in the long ago.
"Life and Death" by Alexander Anderson
Dawn will set candles guttering.
It will light up and loose the swifts.
With this reminder I'll burst in:
Let life be just as fresh as this!
"Fiat" by Boris Pasternak

In news:

We liked the set-up this year at the Bavarian Blast with everything closer together.
The double takedown set up Keith Fahey's penalty-kick while the visitors were up, 3-1.
St Ignatius' big turnaround sets up big game against Bellarmine .
They need people to help park bikes, set up and tear down, and team buddies to make sure each team is where they need to be during the race.
Cheverus holds off Bonny Eagle, sets up TA showdown.
Advice for setting up your accounting system.
Simple to set up and easy to use.
"The following year, in North Carolina," she wrote, "farm officials set up a statewide hotline to fill crop and livestock jobs.
A "world-class" environmental monitoring program being set up in northern Alberta's oilsands region is being heavily criticized even before it gets fully up and running.
Alaska is not one of the states that will be setting up a state-run.
"Human Barbie" Sarah Burge set up a website for her 7-year-old daughter, Poppy.
Second, it's for users – single or taken – to set up their friends.
Pennsbury Schools Grassroots group proposes nine-region set up for Pennsbury school board.
Setting several homes on fire and forcing officials to set up a shelter for local residents.
And so, many Republicans on the state level are refusing to implement it by refusing to set up exchanges — thus ensuring that the federal government sets them up instead.
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In science:

This problem is often approached by setting up a random walk on a graph whose nodes are the ob jects we want to sample from.
Quantum random walks - an introductory overview
The graph and the walk are set up in such a way that the limiting distribution is exactly the distribution we wish to sample from.
Quantum random walks - an introductory overview
In both cases it would be interesting to find a physical set-up to implement the quantum random walk.
Quantum random walks - an introductory overview
In this set-up the position of the random walk is encoded into a single cavity mode, whereas the coin states are the internal atomic states.
Quantum random walks - an introductory overview
At present, the question of CLT’s in such a general set up remains open.
Random walks in random environments
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