set apart

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v set apart set apart from others "The dentist sequesters the tooth he is working on"
    • v set apart select something or someone for a specific purpose "The teacher assigned him to lead his classmates in the exercise"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Set apart to separate from the rest, to reserve:
    • Set apart (B.) to promote
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Quotations

  • John Greenleaf Whittier
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    “The dreariest spot in all the land to Death they set apart; with scanty grace from Nature's hand, and none from that of Art.”
  • Diogenes Laertius
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    “The market is a place set apart where men may deceive each other”

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:

Eighty thousand pounds were set apart for the purpose.
"Notes & Queries, No. 22., Saturday, March 30, 1850" by Various
I see that very nice sets of apartments are to be let.
"Mr. Scarborough's Family" by Anthony Trollope
I shall insist upon setting apart two hundred dollars for that purpose.
"Round the Block" by John Bell Bouton
Then, attired in his official dress, the Rab-shakeh sets forth for the state apartments of the palace.
"The King's Cup-Bearer" by Amy Catherine Walton
There are two kinds; one where a lady sets apart a particular day in the week to see company.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 1"
The Centenary of American Methodism occurred this year, and the month of October had been set apart for the purposes of a celebration.
"Thirty Years in the Itinerancy" by Wesson Gage Miller
Cells in distinct sets, at some distance apart.
"Narrative Of The Voyage Of H.M.S. Rattlesnake, Commanded By The Late Captain Owen Stanley, R.N., F.R.S. Etc. During The Years 1846-1850. Including Discoveries And Surveys In New Guinea, The Louisiade Archipelago, Etc. To Which Is Added The Account Of Mr. E.B. Kennedy's Expedition For The Exploration Of The Cape York Peninsula. By John Macgillivray, F.R.G.S. Naturalist To The Expedition. In Two Volumes. Volume 1." by John MacGillivray
A day was set apart for the ceremonies, and all business was to be suspended.
"The Adventures of a Forty-niner" by Daniel Knower
Mr. Johnson, set apart the ground formerly cultivated by the late Captain Shea of the marines.
"An Account of the English Colony in New South Wales, Vol. 1" by David Collins
The profession of law, in like manner, has, in the minds of the common people, always set a man apart from his fellows.
"Analyzing Character" by Katherine M. H. Blackford and Arthur Newcomb
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In poetry:

Their seed is sprinkled with his blood,
Their children set apart for God
His Spirit on their offspring shed,
Like water poured upon the head.
"Hymn 127" by Isaac Watts
He placed a rose in my nut-brown hair--
A deep red rose with a fragrant heart
And said: "We'll set this day apart,
So sunny, so wondrous fair."
"Dead Roses" by Eugene Field
Nay, let this earth, your portion, likewise cover
All the old anger, setting us apart:
Always, in all, in truth was I your lover;
Always, I held your heart.
""You would have understood me, had you waited"" by Ernest Christopher Dowson
Uplifted and lone, set apart with our love
On the crest of a soft swelling down
Cloud shadows that meet on the grass at our feet
Sail on above Wendover town.
"Wendover" by Jean Ingelow
I know she swore with raging mind,
Her kingdom only set apart,
There was no loss by law of kind,
That could have gone so near her heart;
And this was chiefly all her pain;
She could not make the like again.
"A Praise Of His Love" by Henry Howard
The breath of the nation set apart from the seventy
And weighing true in the scales of righteousness,
Shall hail Thee as King,
A monarch of justice and righteousness,
Who sits on the Throne of righteousness,
A righteous judge.
"For A New Year's Day" by Shlomo ibn Gabirol

In news:

Fire investigators charged a Snellville woman with setting her apartment on fire during a bizarre series of events that began Tuesday night.
Set yourself apart as the best applicant for the job.
What sets apart today's most progressive marketing agencies.
His bond was set at $100,000 and for the time being, he is not allowed to be at the Coral Palms Apartments .
Firefighters say a fire that killed two people in an Aurora apartment building complex was intentionally set.
Investigator Larry Turner says Jones heads the maintenance department at Grace Apartments on Highway 15-401 and set fire to one of the apartments , Tuesday night.
Police have charged a man with setting a fire Thursday afternoon inside the Timbercrest Apartments, 17000 Berkshire Drive, in Vernon Township, Crawford County.
Democratic candidate and current Idaho State Representative Doctor John Rusche said his political experience sets him apart from his opponent.
That is what will set us apart from everyone else.
A western Pennsylvania man who blamed his dogfor causing an apartment fire has been jailed on charges that he set the blaze himself.
A first-degree arson charge was filed against Tulsa man Wednesday on an allegation that he is the man seen on surveillance video setting fire to an apartment building after pouring gasoline in the building's lobby.
As much as possible, the color you choose should set you apart, work with your industry and image, and tie to your brand promise.
NEW YORK — Police are looking for a man who they say abducted his two children from their Bronx home after shooting at their mother, setting her apartment on fire, and fleeing in a carjacked vehicle.
It will just set the level of advertisers apart from what you...
Set the posts 8 to 15 feet apart, depending on your space.
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In science:

Lemma  Let C , D and E be clauses such that C and D are standardized apart and let (cid:6) be a set of clauses.
Least Generalizations and Greatest Specializations of Sets of Clauses
In fact, a GSI of a (cid:12)nite set S is the same as the GSS of S , namely the union of the clauses in S after these are standardized apart.
Least Generalizations and Greatest Specializations of Sets of Clauses
And, his chapters on Wiener and Feynman integration set him apart from the rest.
Review of "Garden of integrals"
We choose β sufficiently large so that c(N ) + β is set sufficiently far apart from the other coefficients for the support of the (cid:100)θN (cid:101) points that correspond to the minimum not to contain c(N ) .
Comparing Measures of Sparsity
The measurements allowed not only to determine the absolute frequency of the transition, but also to set an upper limit of the difference of (−29 ± 57) Hz between the measurements that are 44 months apart.
Testing the Stability of the Fine Structure Constant in the Laboratory
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