set upon

VERB
  1. assail or attack on all sides:
    The zebra was beset by leopards
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How To Use set upon In A Sentence

  • The diorite block was so fragile that to keep it from chipping or cracking during installation it had to be set upon several blocks of ice and nudged gently into its foundation as the ice melted away. Colossus
  • The high value he set upon the Rev.P. Taggart (whom he used to call 'the P.triarch of the Border'), and on the hard-worked Highland priests, is well remembered. Memoirs of James Robert Hope-Scott, Volume 2
  • The way is hard and long, but I feel that we have been set upon the right road towards that hitherto unreachable Nirvana.
  • Turning a corner, he entered a room where several vampires were seated around a large wooden table with identical parchments set upon the tables for them to inspect.
  • As he left the theatre, the singer was set upon by fans desperate for autographs.
  • Then said Epistemon to Pantagruel: The denomination of these two colonels of yours, Maul-chitterling and Cut-pudding, promiseth us assurance, success, and victory, if those Chitterlings should chance to set upon us. Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel
  • As he left the theatre, the singer was set upon by fans desperate for autographs.
  • She was also alleged to have set upon him over an email she had found in which he offered to take a female colleague for a drink. The Sun
  • In the southern city of Assiut, witnesses said riot police set upon some 100 activists, beating them with batons and arresting nearly half of them. Egypt's protests continue, ominous for regime
  • And have you purpose to set upon me here as in an emboscata or place of vantage? The Monastery
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