set apart from

set (one) apart (from someone)

To make one noticeable or remarkable (in comparison to someone else); to distinguish one. 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.
See also: apart, set

set something apart from (something else)

1. to move something so it is away from something else. Set the old ones apart from the others so we can sell them first. The stale loaves were set apart from the fresh ones.
2. to make something stand out when compared to something else. The bright green really sets this plant apart from the others. Her golden hair sets her apart from all the others.
See also: apart, set
References in classic literature ?
The Mice thought that the cause of their frequent defeats was that they had no leaders set apart from the general army to command them, and that they were exposed to dangers from lack of discipline.
It was my disaster first to be set apart for, and then to be set apart from the honor of that sacred employ.
We don't want to just be set apart from our neighbors.
3 : the special qualities or characteristics by which members of a group are set apart from other groups <plants grouped by type>
The company installed pavers that are set apart from one another to allow storm water to percolate down between the brick to the gravel beneath it, dissipating by itself rather than entering the city's storm drain system.
It is not a kingdom that is totally set apart from the world but is rather on wholly different terms.
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.
Two installations were set apart from the exhibition's main galleries, and, perhaps accordingly, they were weaker than the rest.
As the tone and the break in the text at Gen 1:26-27 intimates, the creation of the adam is to be set apart from the rest of creation.
band interviews, record reviews, rants, etc, but this one is set apart from the pack by their quality (c'mon, you can't get any better of an interviewer than Vancouver, BC's Nardwuar the Human Serviette, this time interviewing Marilyn Manson).
The Cranbrook Educational Community, founded in the 1920s by newspaper magnate George Booth, was conceived as a utopian society set apart from the industrialized world.
If you're like many managers, your office is usually set apart from the desk spaces of those who work under you.
McColley's book is further set apart from much recent scholarship in this area in its focus on choral music rather than solo song and on the poetry of metaphysical and religious poets of the period rather than on the lyrics written for musical setting.
It is set apart from standard lathes by its balanced weight distribution and oil-bathed X-axis ballscrews.