set apart


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Synonyms for set apart

select something or someone for a specific purpose

set apart from others

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The natives believed that Tietjens was a familiar spirit, and treated her with the great reverence that is born of hate and fear One room in the bungalow was set apart for her special use.
Then, also, the blameless purity of her life during all these years in which she had been set apart to infamy was reckoned largely in her favour.
Partly to show the indispensableness of this act, it may here be stated, that, in the old Dutch fishery, a mop was used to dash the running line with water; in many other ships, a wooden piggin, or bailer, is set apart for that purpose.
Well, to pro- ceed: I sat in the private box set apart for me as the king's minister.
The author of that book, too," said the curate, "is a great friend of mine, and his verses from his own mouth are the admiration of all who hear them, for such is the sweetness of his voice that he enchants when he chants them: it gives rather too much of its eclogues, but what is good was never yet plentiful: let it be kept with those that have been set apart.
How sad is the thought," observed Clara, "that one of the first things which the settlers had to do, when they came to the New World, was to set apart a burial-ground
The carcass of the colt was forthcoming in due season, but the captain insisted that one half of it should be set apart for the use of the chieftain's family.
In front of the table benches arranged in zigzag form, like the circumvallations of a retrenchment, formed a succession of bastions and curtains set apart for the use of the members of the club; and on this especial evening one might say, "All the world was on the ramparts.
If some of the others were set apart, might not they be beautiful?
I had all this time observed no Sabbath day; for as at first I had no sense of religion upon my mind, I had, after some time, omitted to distinguish the weeks, by making a longer notch than ordinary for the Sabbath day, and so did not really know what any of the days were; but now, having cast up the days as above, I found I had been there a year; so I divided it into weeks, and set apart every seventh day for a Sabbath; though I found at the end of my account I had lost a day or two in my reckoning.
The invitations were sent, nearly all accepted, and the following Monday was set apart for the grand event.
D'Artagnan had taken the precaution to set apart four trusses for his own use.
On fifteen sous she found she could live without encroaching on the little stock set apart for the support of her grandmother, and she was content.
Having once, however, reached the house which had been set apart for him, he shut himself up, like Achilles in his tent.
No one was allowed to dispute the prices fixed by the white trader upon his articles; who took care to indemnify himself five times over for the goods set apart by the chief.