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dead set

adjective ardent, decided, determined, dogged, dutiful, earnest, faithful, fervent, firm, fixed, fixed in purpose, intransigent, obdurate, passionate, relentless, resolute, resolved, settled, steadfast, tenacious, uncompromising, unfaltering, unswerving, unyielding, zealous
Associated concepts: dead set against changes in the law
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A riotous run-through of Beastie Boys cover Sabotage, a totally destructive Hail Destroyer and RATS, the opening track from recently re-released album Dead Set On Living.
Reuters quotes Mugabe's spokesman George Charamba as telling the State-owned Herald newspaper that 'The British and the Americans are dead set on bringing Zimbabwe back to the U.
But love comes again--only her love is dead set on moving away from everything she has established.
My daughter is dead set on going to Vietnam as part of her backpacking holiday.
So I'm not going to make a decision until I am dead set that it's the way I want to go.
Totally out of the blue, Mr Ashley seems dead set on taking over the Toon.
Of course, her long-time lover is dead set against her going to perform the task.
Both Nigeria and the Philippines are dead set to resolve this peacefully,'' Conejos said.
THE Fly on the Wall reckons that the executive council of the Asian Racing Federation, which has taken a dead set against betting exchanges, might have done Greg Nichols a favour by withdrawing the conference registration of Betfair's new international door-opener.
Another imminent phase of construction will be the mitigation of the pigeons that are dead set on roosting and nesting along the High Line.
Whether it was cannibalizing aircraft parts to put together a bomber that would make even Mary Shelley proud, using lawnmowers to service B-17s with oxygen, or just plain making multiple bombing passes on Japanese troop ships--even though the odds were dead set against them--the story of the first months of the Pacific war is one of endurance, long-suffering, and chutzpah, and all in the face of certain defeat.
But can she fight the conservatives in Congress who are dead set against spending money on the arts?