Examples of setoff in a Sentence
the architect used stone carvings as setoffs for the building's marble facing
Definition of set off
- the respective totals shall be set off against one another
- —O. R. Hobson
- set off for home
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Mike Inwood’s lighting effectively sets off the two act climaxes, and Janus Stefanowicz cleverly layers costumes, removing a coat to reveal glitter, or adding a uniform to change a son into a soldier.
This naturally set off an argument between David and Jordan as to whether Jordan was there for The Right Reasons™.
Matthew Chapin of Lake City, Florida had set off on a road trip in April and was scheduled to ride his Kawasaki motorcycle to Crater Lake and then to Portland to meet family, the Oregon State Police said.
Fireworks will be set off from Regions Tower at 10 p.m. The official music of the fireworks can be heard on B105.7, 97.1 HANK FM or 93.1 WIBC.
That set off a flurry of diplomatic activity over the past week, including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s Thursday meeting with Kim Yong Chol, a top North Korean official widely seen as Kim Jong Un’s right-hand man.
Mj Rodriguez plays Blanca, a child of the ball scene-dominant House of Abundance, who spurns her demanding house mother Elektra (Dominique Jackson) and sets off to start her own ragtag clan.
Mattarella refusal to confirm a euroskeptic economist as a government minister set off the collapse of a populist coalition hours before it was scheduled to take control of the fourth largest economy in the European Union.
The law, which lets people request their online data and restricts how businesses obtain and handle the information, has set off a panic among small businesses and local organizations that have an internet presence.
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