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  • v. To encourage someone, or an animal, to attack someone.


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  • The tribesmen left their mountain hideouts and began moving down the Strymon valley above Amphipolis with their hearts set on plunder and revenge.

    Alexander the Great

  • Pergammon was thickly bearded, and his dark eyes darted over them, daring anyone to notice that he was set on the tabletop rather than standing behind it.

    Burning Tower

  • Since I am an almost-walking baby I am set on learning how to move up and down while standing.

    Itsy Bitsy Yoga

  • The away team, which consists of only one person, Juliette Margarine, is tied to a stake surrounded by neatly arranged bundles of wood that are just being set on fire.

    Bubble in the Bathtub

  • The Nysians placed their dead in cedar coffins in the trees—some of which Alexander accidentally set on fire—and made wine from grapes, unlike other tribes in the area.

    Alexander the Great

  • Geoffrey Ashe agrees, adding: ‘Helen is set on a pathway back to glory as Kyria or heavenly Queen’43.

    The Templar Revelation

  • They were killed, their bodies set on fire, and two were strung up from a bridge over the Euphrates River.

    The Longest War

  • Driven by curiosity I cannot resist, I look beyond them to the tall, gold-framed mirror set on its own stand near the fireplace.

    Secret History of Elizabeth Tudor, Vampire Slayer

  • Clearly Jesus also had his eyes set on a worldly goal: there was a political agenda that ran parallel with his ambitions as Isian/Osiran proselytizer.

    The Templar Revelation

  • By M&C standards at least, Garlenda was set on a flat piece of land, fifteen minutes from the coast, surrounded by hills and stands of pine and groves of old olive trees.

    The Italian Summer


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