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v. to schedule, as to "set a case for trial."

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SET, contracts. Foreign bills of exchange are generally drawn in parts; as, "pay this my first bill of exchange, second and third of the same tenor and date not paid;" the whole of these parts, which make but one bill, are called a set. Chit. Bills, 175, 6, (edition of 1836); 2 Pardess. n. 342.

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Welfare cuts and public sector job losses will disproportionately hit women and set back progress on closing the gender pay gap, according to the TUC.
Bhubneshwar, March 8 (ANI): India's main opposition alliance suffered a set back with a powerful eastern regional ally saying that seat-sharing talks failed on Saturday.
A federal court has set back a Virginia town councilman's crusade to offer sectarian prayers at public meetings.
The original elevation was set back from the canal by the depth of a room, a fact that conveniently allowed space for a pair of pagoda-like extensions cradling a garden, adding charm and detail to an otherwise typologically normal Gothic facade from 1355.
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"It's not just that our work has been set back 6 months to a year, but you've suddenly lost all of your tools," he says.
The widespread devastation in the Gulf region, the associated dislocation of economic activity, and the boost to energy prices imply that spending, production, and employment will be set back in the near term.
The man did everything in his power to aggravate and to set back any dialogue between Rome and the gay world.
If he chooses judges who interpret the law as justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas do, the fight for gay equality could be set back for decades.