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Example sentences for "sets"

Lexicographically close words:
setim; seting; setle; setled; setling; sett; setta; sette; settee; settees
  1. Cold cream made in this way sets quite firmly in the jars into which it is poured, and retains "a face" resembling pure wax, although one-half is water retained in the interstices of the cream.

  2. It is the idea--that is, the real thought, which determines the names we give the two general sets of activities.

  3. In the conduct of life, the magnetic person sets before the mind a definite goal, either life-long or particular, and adheres thereto with bulldog pertinacity.

  4. Each year’s work comprises Answers to twelve sets of questions, of twenty questions each.

  5. If everybody else sets out to spoil you, I don't know as it's my call to interfere.

  6. I reckon he's passed the turnin' point now, if nothin' new sets in.

  7. When the reaction sets in the system is as limp as a wilted cabbage-leaf.

  8. His horses are jaded, but he makes a hard ride, reaches the place in safety, crosses the stream, sets fire to the bridge, halts his men upon the northern bank.

  9. What sets the roaring rabble's heel On the old star-spangled pennon?

  10. These tea sets with cups and saucers to match and with a silver kettle and tray, are seen almost as often as silver services in simple houses in the country, as well as in the small apartment in town.

  11. If there are two sets of favors hidden in the cake, there is a mark in the icing to distinguish the bridesmaids' side from that of the ushers.

  12. Both sets of caves--the Dragon and the Arta--are well worthy a special expedition.

  13. When the cream of the stock has been secured, the enterprising adventurer disposes of the skim milk to the second-rate local shops, and sets sail with full pockets.

  14. It partly amuses, and partly saddens me to recall, at this advanced period of my life, the altogether mistaken views which I once held regarding certain sets of people in Boston, of whom I really knew little or nothing.

  15. In the end he left a very fair estate, which was divided among the several sets of his nieces and nephews.

  16. At one time, perhaps even then, the sea came up to the foot of the rock, where are now orange and lemon orchards, but the current that sets from west to east along this coast filled it up.

  17. But there are no ancient lemon trees, as about once in thirty-five years a bitter winter sets in, and the poor trees perish.

  18. And afterwards I came to know intimately a lawyer in Pittsburg who had charge of a secret investigation; and every time I read in the newspapers that old Harrison has given a new library, it sets my blood to boiling all over again.

  19. I tell you, it sets a man to thinking," said the Lieutenant.

  20. So there will go into Washington five sets of specifications, all different, but each containing one essential point.

  21. But there is a joyous quality to the San Francisco blague which sets it apart, even in the West.

  22. Steals the soft wind gently, 'Round th' enchanted spot, Sets your bells a-ringing Though we hear them not.

  23. At morn when her husband sets off to his wark, Shoo starts him off whistlin, as gay as a lark; An at neet if he's weary he hurries straight back, An if worried forgets all his cares in a crack.

  24. Complete sets of the catalogues of the Royal Academy's century of exhibitions are possessed by very few.

  25. Even that street-corner tragedy which sets forth the story of Punch and Judy, could not be presented without its pandean-pipe accompaniment.

  26. Other sets of O-Hina represent great personages in Japanese history, perhaps a great Daimio and his followers, each figure dressed with strict historical accuracy, and provided with every feature proper to its rank and period.

  27. About that time they begin to be a little acquainted, and to find out that there are two wills and two sets of habits to be fitted somehow.

  28. There is not an article among them but has its ticket of recommendation, and another card affixed to each sets forth the lowest price for which it is to be had.

  29. It has been prepared for you; nor must you leave it till night sets in again.

  30. He sets Theseus right on a point of the play with cool importance; and replies to the jest of Demetrius (which he does not understand) with the self-command of ignorant indifference.

  31. No one sets eyes on him now that he has become a gold-miner.

  32. But though both he and Kit were fond of appearing other than they were to sets other than their own, they were on the whole singularly unsecretive to each other.

  33. Defn: Serving or tending to exhaust; exhibiting all the facts or arguments; as, an exhaustive method.

  34. To throw out; to emit; as, to evolve odors.

  35. He now is convinced as to the proper course to pursue, his aim is fixed, and he now sets himself strenuously about the accomplishment of his purpose.

  36. Necessity is very often the motive power which sets in motion the sluggish energies.

  37. What the assembled Jews may have really felt about it, Mr. Browning sets forth in the words of one of the congregation.

  38. He asserts the poet's privilege of seeing into the man's mind; and makes him think before us in a long and impassioned soliloquy, which sets forth the hidden motive of his deed.

  39. Good labours to exist through evil, by means of the very ignorance which sets each man to tackle it for himself, believing that he alone can.

  40. Helen and Cleopatra demand unquestioning homage for their own mental as well as bodily charms; the saint demands it for the principle she sets forth.

  41. I would not enter on my list of friends (Though graced with polish'd manners and fine sense, Yet wanting sensibility) the man Who needlessly sets foot upon a worm.

  42. Why should the brave Spanish soldier brag the sun never sets in the Spanish dominions, but ever shineth on one part or other we have conquered for our king?

  43. Money alone sets all the world in motion.

  44. It is the current coin that purchases all the pleasures of the world cheap, and the balance that sets the king and the shepherd, the fool and the wise man, even.

  45. Remember that to change thy mind and to follow him that sets thee right, is to be none the less the free agent that thou wast before.

  46. Love seldom haunts the breast where learning lies, And Venus sets ere Mercury can rise.

  47. The sun never sets on the immense empire of Charles V.

  48. No, the heart that has truly lov'd never forgets, But as truly loves on to the close; As the sunflower turns on her god when he sets The same look which she turn'd when he rose.

  49. It may be said of them (the Hollanders) as of the Spaniards, that the sun never sets on their dominions.

  50. He can smell a counterfeit as soon as he sets eyes on one.

  51. And he sets them before us in plain and perspicuous language, not rising above the proper level of the didactic.

  52. Only two sets of brushes are required for such a winding, but as many brushes as there are poles can be used.

  53. It should be noted that the number of brush sets does not necessarily show the number of circuits through the armature.

  54. An armature may be wound with two or more independent sets of coils.

  55. The current flowing in the conductor sets up a magnetic field which distorts the original field as shown, making the magnetic lines denser on one side and less dense on the other.

  56. In modern multipolar machines, such complicated windings are avoided, and the several sets of brushes are connected together in two groups, positive and negative.

  57. By adopting a short stroke for the engines and a special armature winding for the dynamos, the height and length of the sets have been reduced.

  58. Instead of independent commutators for the several windings, they are combined into one having two or more sets of segments interplaced around the circumference.

  59. While the construction gives a massive appearance, the bed has been cored out and the various parts so designed that the complete sets have an approximate capacity of 3½ watts per pound.

  60. The number of brush sets depends upon the number of poles of the machine, but there may be several brushes in each set.

  61. Single cylinder sets are made in sizes ranging from 2½ K.

  62. It sets up a magnetic field of its own as shown in fig.

  63. The voltage at the terminals is equal to that of any of the sets of coils between one positive brush and the adjacent negative brush.

  64. This, my lord, is a petition from a political prisoner confined in a county gaol, and who sets forth that he is compelled to wear the prison dress, associate with felons of the blackest character, and eat the prison allowance.

  65. The above list will hopefully give you a few useful examples demonstrating the appropriate usage of "sets" in a variety of sentences. We hope that you will now be able to make sentences using this word.