“He walked the roan horse back to the herd, picked out his quarry, and set about cutting it from the rest.”
“Being ahead of their time, they did the “sixties thing” in the 1940s: they moved to the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, bought a ninety-five-acre farm, and set about trying to create a simple agricultural lifestyle without use of farm machinery.”
“Watching him, I could tell he was a hard worker from the diligent way he set about cleaning up the yard, which was a wilderness of tangleweed, briars, Virginia crabgrass, spidergrass.”
“Bob checked into the Mountain Empire Motel, and set about the melancholy task of examining what remained of the effects his daughter carried that day.”
“In planning the wedding, she and her mother set about creating little corsages for each chair to match colors and plates and did the seating arrangements and invitations and everything else all by themselves, and just sent me a check for half of it.”
“He sold his interest in New Lanark and in 1824 set about building his own community of the future.”
“Its theft had forced the Fellowship to respond quickly; while Pudd and the others searched for it, they set about eliminating all those who were moving against them and for whom the work stolen by Grace Peltier would have been a powerful weapon, a task that assumed a new urgency with the discovery of the bodies at St. Froid Lake.”
“In exactly a month his ship docked at Portae Alexandreia, and he had to set about finding mounts for his servants.”
“So we set about assembling a team of cross-disciplinary professionals including Dr. Patricia Muehsam, on the faculty of Mount Sinai Medical School; Dr. Peter Roche de Coppens, professor of sociology, anthropology, and psychotherapy at East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania and the Sorbonne in Paris; Dr. Beverly Rubik, a biophysicist who had conducted scientific research in mind-body, subtle energies, and complementary medicine; Dr. J.”
“Berard Bros. agreed to these terms and Mason set about preparing his ship.”
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