set the pattern


: to create an example which is followed by others
The book set the pattern for detective fiction.

Examples of set the pattern in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Ford deal could set the pattern for agreements with the other two automakers, where workers will remain on strike. Tom Krisher, The Christian Science Monitor, 26 Oct. 2023 The Writers Guild of Canada has applauded its sister organization Writers Guild of America’s tentative deal with major Hollywood studios and streamers, which could set the pattern for upcoming Canadian writer-producer contract renewal talks. Etan Vlessing, The Hollywood Reporter, 25 Sep. 2023 Some signs of movement in the negotiations have emerged, raising the possibility, Masters said, that an agreement might be reached with one automaker that would set the pattern for the others. Tom Krisher,, 6 Sep. 2023 In 2008, the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers got a deal with the Directors Guild of America, which set the pattern for the deal that ended the writers strike after 100 days. Gene Maddaus, Variety, 1 June 2023 The deal reached with the American Guild of Musical Artists is likely to set the pattern for the amount of cost savings with other unions. New York Times, 13 July 2021 That set the pattern for the day. San Diego Union-Tribune, 1 July 2022 Birmingham was the first team to reveal its uniforms and set the pattern for the day, with teams modeling their new looks on the original patterns of their namesakes. Mark Inabinett |, al, 17 Feb. 2022 That contract had been expected to set the pattern for the level of savings expected in deals with the other two major unions, which represent the Met’s stagehands and its orchestra. New York Times, 24 Aug. 2021

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