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*(all) set

(to do something) prepared or ready to do something. (*Typically: be ~; get ~.) Are you set to cook the steaks? Yes, the fire is ready, and I'm all set to start.

set

1. n. a period of time that a band plays without a break; a thirty-minute jam session. We do two sets and then take a twenty-minute break.
2. n. a party. Your set was a totally major bash!
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In this I was whipped into the air and set down again on the deck, where the captain stood ready waiting for me, and instantly slipped back his arm under mine.
Ye shall come on board my brig for half an hour, till the ebb sets, and drink a bowl with me.
When she had got them into her house, she set them upon benches and seats and mixed them a mess with cheese, honey, meal, and Pramnian wine, but she drugged it with wicked poisons to make them forget their homes, and when they had drunk she turned them into pigs by a stroke of her wand, and shut them up in her pig-styes.
You surely do not fancy that you can set them free?
To say the truth, these soporific parts are so many scenes of serious artfully interwoven, in order to contrast and set off the rest; and this is the true meaning of a late facetious writer, who told the public that whenever he was dull they might be assured there was a design in it.
Wait for me," cried he, "I will soon be back," and he set off at a gallop.
At nine o'clock, guided by Planchet, the little cavalcade set out, taking the route the carriage had taken.
The heat making it impossible to travel through this plain in the day-time, we set out in the evening, and in the night lost our way.
At first it came dribbling in by rail in trucks, till the thaw set in; and then fast, in a multitude of barges, with a great rush of unbound waters.
Time passed on again, and the youngest son too wished to set out into the wide world to seek for the golden bird; but his father would not listen to it for a long while, for he was very fond of his son, and was afraid that some ill luck might happen to him also, and prevent his coming back.
But the bird set up such a loud scream that all the soldiers awoke, and they took him prisoner and carried him before the king.
In 1859, in the month of August, the young traveller, Roscher, from Hamburg, set out with a caravan of Arab merchants, reached Lake Nyassa, and was there assassinated while he slept.
But the consequence is, that the whole profession in Middlemarch have set themselves tooth and nail against the Hospital, and not only refuse to cooperate themselves, but try to blacken the whole affair and hinder subscriptions.
Still, if I believe that I can set going a better method of treatment-- if I believe that I can pursue certain observations and inquiries which may be a lasting benefit to medical practice, I should be a base truckler if I allowed any consideration of personal comfort to hinder me.
Raleigh was ready to set off again at once to discover more of Guiana.