Examples of setoff in a Sentence
the architect used stone carvings as setoffs for the building's marble facing
First Known Use of setoff
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 Starbucks incident set off outrage in large part because it was captured on video by a customer, but many such slights are undocumented and unacknowledged.
And so neither was the weather on Monday, when Tom Davis and the rest of the Achilles team set off from Hopkinton.
The shooting set off weeks of protests and calls for police reforms in Sacramento to address what many see as bias in the policing of African American and ethnic communities.
The repeal push set off a groundswell of support for both Medicaid and the health law.
Facebook, Google, and Twitter’s failure to block Russian misinformation on their services during the latest presidential election set off a firestorm of criticism.
Thousands of both pro- and anti-Lula protesters rallied in cities around the country on Tuesday and Wednesday, with opponents of the ex-president setting off fireworks as the result turned against him.
Video and photos of Nova Nation’s partying quickly spread on social media, with clips showing crowds setting off firecrackers and lighting bonfires.
The district decided to limit discussions about social privilege after a Martin Luther King Day exercise touched on the subject of white privilege set off a firestorm in the community.
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