set on

  1. attack someone physically or emotionally
    Nightmares assailed him regularly
    The mugger assaulted the woman
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How To Use set on In A Sentence

  • It may be that the industry has reached a leveling-off point at which improvements in garments are so incremental that they're not worth the added cost, unless one is willing to drift into the realm of couture or the world of Chado Ralph Rucci where even a cotton poplin dress can set one back several thousand dollars -- but looks like it's worth a million bucks. Olivier Theyskens's Theory of relativity: High standards at a lower price
  • Passion abounds in this romance set on Maryland's Eastern Shore, where the rough-hewn Seth Quinn wins over Drusilla, the town's icy beauty.
  • These nine were, according to the barbarous practice of those kind of people, marooned, that is, set on shore on an uninhabited island. Lives of the Most Remarkable Criminals Who have been Condemned and Executed for Murder, the Highway, Housebreaking, Street Robberies, Coining or other offences
  • The lack of laughter in the auditorium is offset only by our blind hope that there is method in this madness and that an explanation is around the corner.
  • At first sight it appears to be an ordinary piece of pine lumber set on the floor.
  • It's customary to display the flag only from sunrise to sunset on buildings and on stationary flagstaffs in the open.
  • These two elements in the story, the unparalleled beauty and the long deep sleep, are what light up the mind and set one questioning. What the Bee Knows - reflections on myth, symbol and story
  • It however set one of table mates to engage in the unusual act of thinking.
  • He's dead set on getting a new job.
  • Wearing oven gloves, remove the tin from the oven and set on a heatproof surface. The Sun
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