from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. to attach to; to affix to.
- intransitive v. to apply one's self to.
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Not that you are to suppose that they were all saints now at Cardoness Castle, or that all their old and inherited vices of heart and character were rooted out: no number of deaths will do that to the best of us till our own death comes; but it was no little gain towards godliness when Rutherford could write to young Gordon, now old with sorrow, saying, 'Honoured and dear brother, I am refreshed with your letter, and I exhort you by the love of Christ to set to work upon your own soul.
His patron, Archbishop von Schlatterbach, sceptical regarding the boy's reported achievements as a composer, invited Wolfgang to his palace, forbidding communication of any kind with him, and giving him the text of the first part of an oratorio, prepared by the archbishop, to set to music.
The river was past fording, and Confederate detachments under the eyes of Jackson's former quartermaster, Major J. A. Harmon, had to set to work building pontoons.
There is one Chappell for Confession wth a Roome and Chaire of State for ye priest to set to hear ye people on their knees Confess into his Eare through a hole in ye wall.
The poet Marmontel became his intimate friend, and gave him the opera story of “Demophon” to set to music.
As soon as I am at Croisset, I shall begin the article about my poor Bouilhet, a painful and sad task which I am in a hurry to finish, so as to set to work at Saint - Antoine.