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set (one) apart (from someone)

To make someone noticeable or remarkable (in comparison to someone else). The author's brilliant wit really sets her apart from other contemporary writers today. He's an average enough kid in most ways, but his encyclopedic knowledge of insects sets him apart.
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set (something) apart (for something)

To reserve or put aside something for a specific future use. When making our distinct organic yogurt, we always set apart some of the live bacterial cultures to be used in the next batch. He plans to set some of the profits apart for investment in a new company.
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set someone apart (from someone else)

to make someone stand out when compared to someone else. Her flaming red hair sets her apart from all the others in her class. They set themselves apart from the rest due to their superb accomplishments.
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set apart

1. Reserve for a specific use, as in One group of tissue samples was set apart for incubation. [c. 1600]
2. Make noticeable, as in Certain traits set her apart from her peers. [Late 1400s]
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set apart

1. To reserve something for a specific use: The villagers set apart two goats for the sacrifice.
2. To make someone or something noticeable: Your spontaneity sets you apart from the other actors.
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They put the welfare of people at the heart of their development activities and set apart 10 per cent of its net profit to the benefit of needy.
For which mercy, in time convenient, they also set apart a day of thanksgiving.
Two days are set apart for disabled and infirm citizens.
When you are planning a new development, you have to be market conscious and product savvy, and having the guts to develop an amenities packet that will be unmatched is the key to being set apart," said Heiberger.
It is not a kingdom that is totally set apart from the world but is rather on wholly different terms.
No person shall play ball or any game of sport with a ball or football or throw, cast, shoot or discharge any stone, pellet, bullet, arrow or any other missile, in, over, across, along or upon any street or sidewalk or in any public park, except on those portions of said park set apart for such purposes,'' section 56.
Paying careful attention to detail and subtext and drawing support from ancient and modern scholars, Goodman paints us a portrait of a lonely, loveless and surprisingly modern man, set apart from the rest of the world and doomed from his miraculous conception to fulfill a Divine mission he neither understands nor has the power to preempt.
But dinosaurs were a class of reptiles, set apart from others by their postures and their hip structures.
EATS: Service and a distinct menu set apart the woman owned traditional El Arrayan (Allende 344, 222-7195), built around a courtyard.
When something is made holy - set apart for God - we are not restoring the purity of Eden but building toward the sacredness of the world to come.
i]ncome although not actually reduced to a taxpayer's possession is constructively received by him in the taxable year during which it is credited to his account, set apart for him, or otherwise made available so that he may draw upon it at any time, or so that he could have drawn upon it during the taxable year if notice of intention to withdraw had been given.
In addition, programs or items that will be phased out of inventory by December 31, 2010, should be set apart in the plans for an exemption to the UID requirement.
The officer in charge shall not bury, or allow to be buried, any colored persons upon ground set apart or used for the burial of white persons.
At first officers thought the dog had found drugs but were astonished to find Blane squashed inside as they took the set apart in Bainbridge, Georgia, US.
Country Life magazine said Kingham, in the Cotswolds, was set apart from its peers by its particular mix of charm, practicality, community and spirit, and for being ``excitingly alive''.