Sentence Examples with the word set off

Bright orange, yellow, red and purple hues predominate and are set off very effectively against the dark green pines with which the margins of the canyon are fringed, and the white foam of the river at the bottom of the chasm.

In one of his incomprehensible freaks he set off for Lyons, and, after abandoning his companion in an epileptic fit, returned to Annecy to find Madame de Warens gone.

But life on a farm was not to his liking, and at sixteen he left home and set off to make a living in some other way.

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With great activity he set off to the central provinces of Minas and Sao Paulo to suppress disaffected movements and direct the revolution.

The one I caught dropped helplessly from a tree just ahead of me; it turned round for a moment to have an idiotic stare at the intruder and then set off running along the path.

He stood a head taller than her and thick, his eyes colder than Gabriel.s, and his heavy, lopsided features set off by neatly trimmed dark hair.

Surveying herself in the mirror, she decided that the hanging pearl earrings would set off a little brooch Alex had given her.

He impressed every one as a man of extraordinary acuteness and originality; and these solid gifts were set off to the highest advantage by quickness of thought and speech, a lucid style, wit and poetic fancy, and a social warmth which made him delightful as a friend and companion.

On account of your spells of ill health, will your excellency please be so good as to set off for Kaluga on receipt of this, and there await further commands and appointments from His Imperial Majesty.

By making expectations explicit and public, these agreements reduce the number of sparks that can set off the powder keg of war.