To set before

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To set before To bring out to view before; to exhibit.
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Quotations

  • John Foster Dulles
    John Foster Dulles
    “The United Nations was not set up to be a reformatory. It was assumed that you would be good before you got in and not that being in would make you good.”

Usage

In literature:

Now day by day, hour by hour and minute by minute every detail of that journey appeared before me, but to set it all down is needless.
"The Ancient Allan" by H. Rider Haggard
The Spaniards had no sooner appeared before Leyden than they set to work to surround it with a cordon of redoubts.
"By Pike and Dyke" by G. A. Henty
The best of food and drink also was set before them when they wished to dine.
"The Green Fairy Book" by Various
The novice begins to think that he is further from the goal than before he set out upon the race.
"Ernest Maltravers, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
That, I declare to you, was the prospect he set before me, if I chose to take his advice.
"The Fallen Leaves" by Wilkie Collins
So the two set out to lay the case before the king.
"Filipino Popular Tales" by Dean S. Fansler
And that your minds may the sooner return to the proper state, let me set before you of such as my dwelling will afford.
"Zenobia" by William Ware
I set off just before Captain Curtis started, to what you have called waylay him in the avenue.
"Lord Kilgobbin" by Charles Lever
This mince-meat will do very well for children or for family use, but is too plain to be set before a guest.
"Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches" by Eliza Leslie
When the pie was opened the birds began to sing; Wasn't that a dainty dish to set before the king?
"Punchinello, Vol. II., No. 39., Saturday, December 24, 1870." by Various
Others, as though nothing out of the ordinary was about to take place, ate heartily, hungrily, of everything set before them.
"The Half-Back" by Ralph Henry Barbour
The duke and Paris-Duverney had been found with the queen; they had papers before them; the king had set to work with them.
"A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Volume VI. of VI." by Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
In order to this, he set before him a Sack of Wheat, as it had been just threshed out of the Sheaf.
"The Spectator, Volumes 1, 2 and 3" by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele
They said they had about given up our coming back a week before, and had set about getting ready to try to move on themselves.
"Death Valley in '49" by William Lewis Manly
Towards the evening, the breeze began to abate, so that it was sun-set before we got the length of it.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 14" by Robert Kerr
It is needless to say that all enjoyed the treat set before them, even Jasper Grinder eating his full share.
"The Rover Boys In The Mountains" by Arthur M. Winfield
Placed each braided loaf in a bread pan and set to raise as before.
"Mary at the Farm and Book of Recipes Compiled during Her Visit among the "Pennsylvania Germans"" by Edith M. Thomas
The mothers have scarcely entered the nest before they are off again, returning quickly with fresh prey, only to set out once more.
"Social Life in the Insect World" by J. H. Fabre
He had hoped to prove his accusation to Jennie Barton before the sun set.
"The Victim" by Thomas Dixon
He wanted to make a few excursions in the environs before the winter set in with its dampness and gloom.
"Villa Elsa" by Stuart Henry
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In poetry:

An' there they set him to be tried
Before the men o' bluid;
The holy peace that filled his soul
They little unnerstude.
"Ballad of The New Monkland Martyr" by Janet Hamilton
Hushing the matter before it was known,
They returned to our fathers afar,
And hastily set Him afresh on His throne
Because he had won us the war.
"Rimmon" by Rudyard Kipling
"Before the phantom of False Morning dies,
Choked in the bitter Net that binds the skies,
Their feet, bemired with Yesterday, set out
For the dark alleys where To-morrow lies.
"The Sufi In The City" by Sir Henry Newbolt
O painter bold and true, lord of every flying hue,
Whose immortal hand all lovely things implore,
Now to thy glory set, what never artist yet
Dared before:
Paint a picture of the mistress I adore!
"The Lover And The Painter" by Manmohan Ghose
Let the hope set. Are there not other hopes
That yet shall rise like new stars in thy sky?
Not long a soul in sullen darkness gropes
Before some light is lent it from on high;
What folly to think happiness gone by!
Let the hope set!
"Let Them Go" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Thanksgiving to the Lord of life! To him all praises be,
Who from the hands of evil men hath set his handmaid free;
All praise to Him before whose power the mighty are afraid,
Who take the crafty in the snare which for the poor is laid!
"Cassandra Southwick" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

Best Place to Find Music Before Set.
I have a nice stand of turnip seedlings that I hope to harvest for their tops and roots before winter sets in.
"Before, companies had to get systems installed and then bring people on to validate what they had set up," Gassner said.
The forecast for Milwaukee, Waukesha and SE Wisconsin is for the clouds, fog and drizzle to slowly move out of the region and we may even see a little sun before it sets with highs near 40.
But state gaming officials say all four Ohio casinos need to have been running for a while longer before they can set a "normal" revenue and wager schedule.
Before you set your Thanksgiving table you'll want to see tonight's story.
Congressional officials say the US is set to suspend its ban on imports from Myanmar before President Barack Obama's landmark visit to the country.
Hughart is set to appear Jan 16 before US District Judge Irene Berger in Beckley.
Nishikori led 5-2 in the third set before Monaco fought back to win a match that lasted 2 hours, 42 minutes at Kuala Lumpur's Putra Stadium.
The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission will meet in late April to review the proposals and written comments before setting the regulations for the fall hunting season.
It could be weeks before dozens of schools return to their buildings and some of them have been relocated across the city, causing a whole new set of headaches for families and teachers already feeling displaced.
The justices on Thursday ordered Circuit Judge William Singbush to appear before the high court for his reprimand but did not immediately set a date.
Check into the famed 18th century Hôtel de Crillon (pictured) before it closes this fall for a two-year renovation (set to include the addition of a long-awaited spa).
This gave us an opportunity to bring our pals collectively in an informal setting before the hectic vacation period.
Only a couple hours before players were set to hit the court, Norfolk Public Schools announced a decision to postpone the Maury/Granby girls and boys.
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In science:

This refers to the situation where we allow the R-algebra L to be a finite direct sum of R-algebras isomorphic to R((t)): L = ⊕i∈I Li , where I is a nonempty finite index set and Li as before.
Conformal blocks revisited
Monotonicity enables these compression algorithms to encode and decode an infinite sequence – or in a more applied setting, a data stream of unknown length – online, without needing to reach the end of the data before starting.
Dimension Extractors and Optimal Decompression
Most of the growth of kωk∞ before t = 7.6 is just to set up the structure. t > 8.1, when saturation appears, is discussed in the next subsection.
Computational Euler History
Before giving the proof, we roughly explain the idea. A basic property of any definable set X is that if a ∈ X (M ) ⊆ M n , then the whole type of a (over 0) is contained in X , and we would like this property to hold for an arbitrary presheaf.
Ind- and Pro- definable sets
Before doing this for every section S = (A, B ) of (Y , ≤) we shall define a consistent linear ordering ≤S to the set eSord of all ordinary points x of X \ Y with Sx = S. (1) S = (
Lattices which can be represented as lattices of intervals
If the two polarizers before the slits are set to orthogonal positions, then the signals impinging on the registration screen are independent and do not form an interference pattern.
Quantum complimentarity, erasers and photons
Once we can prove that the convolution ¯ν = ˇU ∗ ¯ρ, restricted to [0 , ∞), defines a Radon measure (i.e., is finite on compact sets), we can proceed as before: ¯ν is invariant for (Xn ), whence ¯ν = c · ν for some c > 0, and ¯ρ = ˇA ∗ ¯ν = c · ˇA ∗ ν = c · ρ.
On recurrence of reflected random walk on the half-line. With an appendix on results of Martin Benda
Before applying the RG procedure to the above set of evolution equations some comments on scaling solutions are in order.
Renormalization Group Approach to Generalized Cosmological models
As observed before, a standard diagonal argument enables to show that this last set is a compact subset of K .
Random fractals and tree-indexed Markov chains
Before proving this theorem, we shall take a moment to see how very different it is from the purely Gaussian case, despite the fact that the excursion sets of f and g are very simply related by the fact that Au (f , T ) = AuX −1/2 (g , T ).
Excursion sets of stable random fields
We then discuss various incompleteness issues associated with the data in section 5, before we try to reproduce the properties of our data set with MonteCarlo simulations in §6 and conclude (§7).
Constraining the Nature of X-ray Cavities in Clusters and Galaxies
To verify the righthand one, as before, we set p := q ′ and note that p > 1.
Small deviations of stable processes and entropy of the associated random operators
There is another intermediate set that we need to define before P+ .
Higher dimensional algebras via colored PROPs
Thus, by Proposition 4.5 (using a similar argument to the one in Corollary 4.7), there exists ξ ∈ Vδ (D) such that 1 − 4η ≤ |ϕD (ξ )| ≤ 1 − 2η and the probability that Sξ hits the set {ζ ∈ D : |ϕD (ζ ) − ϕD (ξ )| > η ′ /3} before exiting D is smaller than 1.
Loop-erased random walk and Poisson kernel on planar graphs
On the other hand it is well known that wS (x)Rn (x) equals the expected number of visits to x before exiting the set Sn for our original random walk (S, ϕ) started at x.
Recurrence and transience for long-range reversible random walks on a random point process
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