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"Tea's ready," he told them and set down the tray.
She set the baby on the floor to play.
His mysterious phone calls were bound to set them wondering.
That single photograph set his career as a photographer in motion.
The bomb was set to go off at eight o'clock.
You can set it so that it does an automatic data backup at the end of each day.
Have they set a date for the wedding?
The agreement sets clear targets and timetables for the reduction of carbon emissions.
Opposition parties have set conditions for peace negotiations to begin.
Their professor sets high standards and expects everyone to meet them.
Her opening remarks set the tone for the whole conference.
It was one of the shows that set the trend for "reality television."
You'll never get anywhere if you don't set yourself any goals.
The doctor set my arm and put a cast on it.
I set to work on the mountain of paperwork on my desk.
After lunch, they set to work fixing the roof.
He quickly set to work to build a shelter from the rain.
This is the American English definition of set. View British English definition of set.
the sending of images and photographs from one mobile phone to another
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