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“Tea’s ready,” he told them and set down the tray.
She set the baby on the floor to play.
It’s a traditional resort hotel, set in the rolling hills of West Virginia.
The bookcase was set into the wall.
Our house is set back from the road.
The suspect has been accused of setting the restaurant on fire.
Don’t set the dog loose.
The hostages have been set free after 34 days in captivity.
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 film is set in 18th-century New England.
The doctor set my arm and put a cast on it.
His face set into a determined expression as he read the letter.
You should set an example for your younger brothers.
a ruling that would set a legal precedent
The drivers’ demands were rejected, setting the stage for a prolonged transportation strike.
a company that sets the standard in overnight delivery
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.
Don’t complain that you’re bored, or Dad will set you to work.
I’ve set them to work clearing out the garage.
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