Setdown

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Setdown sĕt"doun` The humbling of a person by act or words, especially by a disparaging remark, a retort or a reproof; the retort or the reproof which has such effect. Also called put-down.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n setdown A depressing or humiliating rebuke or reprehension; a rebuff; an unexpected and overwhelming answer or reply.
    • n setdown A meal to sit down to (implying luxury).
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Usage

In literature:

All weathers, all places, time or setdown, no will of their own.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
She said someone was bound to suffer for Lugur's setdown and it wasn't going to be her John Henry.
"The Measure of a Man" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
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In news:

A new paper suggests that an area near the Red Sea area could have had favorable characteristics for 'wind setdown' some 3,000 years ago.
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