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
Recent Examples of set off from the Web
The concrete is new and very white, except for the dark concrete in the middle, and the red concrete that sets off the white.
The 11-year-old set off to deliver papers in a neighborhood located about 15 minutes from his family’s Columbus, Ohio, home, alongside his mom, Brandie Sharp, and older brother Myca, age 17.
Then, with little fanfare, the ship set off on a course for Dampier, Australia.
That sale set off a wave of record-breaking pieces during last month’s auctions.
Its arrival there set off an immediate rise in real estate values.
The accusation set off a feud between Ibar and Penalver.
With some help from the mysterious Qi’ra (Emilia Clarke) and ne’er-do-well mentor of sorts Tobias Beckett (played by Woody Harrelson), Solo and Chewie set off to complete the mission.
In March, Mark Anthony Conditt set off a series of bombs that killed two African Americans, one being a 17-year-old student who was posthumously accepted to a prestigious music school.
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