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  • v. To separate and reserve something for a specific purpose.
  • v. To disagree with something and reject or overturn it.
  • v. To declare something invalid or null and void.

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  • v. give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause
  • v. make inoperative or stop


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  • Eleanor Gavin set aside the folded newspaper and removed her glasses, rubbing her eyes as if plagued by a dull headache.


  • The individual efforts of the Indians, owing to their indolence, soon proved to be inadequate, whereupon separate plots were set aside as common fields, called Tupamba, i. e.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • Relaxation and recreation were provided in the hours set aside for leisure, which were passed in arranging common games, military drill-horse races, and so on, by the many feast-days and the days set aside for hunting trips and other expeditions.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • This is of two kinds: rebuttable (juris simpliciter), which may be set aside by contrary proof; conclusive

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • At least once a month, set aside time for a two-to-three-hour “helicopter perspective discussion,” or make sure that your employees attend one at another firm or public gathering.

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  • Playing now at courses such as Pinehurst, Doral, and the Greenbriers Old White, and eating at restaurants where dinner costs, literally, what my father and his brothers used to earn in a week, I often think of them and try to keep hold of their ability to be happy with simple pleasures, to live in the moment, to set aside the burden of financial or family concerns and laugh at themselves.

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  • Zechariah then instructed him to bring out the capstone, which is the final piece of stone set aside to mark completion of the temple.

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  • The prevailing theory amongst Probabilists holds that if five or six theologians, notable for prudence and learning, independently adhere to an opinion their view is solidly probable, if it has not been set aside by authoritative decisions or by intrinsic arguments which they have failed to solve.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • They have been wisely set aside in Christian worship, though in a very few places, as at Echternach in Luxemburg, and in the Seville cathedral, religious dancing gives a local colour to the celebration of certain festivals.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • On May 24, the Virginia Assembly expressed its solidarity with Massachusetts which it called its “sister colony” and asked that the first of June be set aside as a day of fasting, humiliation, and prayer, “devoutly to implore the Divine interposition for averting the heavy calamity which threatens destruction to our civil rights, and the evils of civil war.”

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