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(set),
1. A readiness to perceive or respond in some way; an attitude that facilitates or predetermines an outcome, for example, prejudice or bigotry as a set to respond negatively, independently of the merits of the stimulus.
2. To reduce a fracture, that is, to bring the bones back into a normal position or alignment.
3. Defined group of events, objects, data, distinguishable from other groups.
[M.E. sette, fr. O.Fr., fr. Med. L. secta, course, fr. sequor, to follow]
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set

(sĕt)
v.
1. To put into a stable position.
2. To fix firmly or in an immobile manner.
3. To become fixed or hardened; coagulate.
4. To bring the bones of a fracture back into a normal position or alignment.
n.
1. The act or process of setting.
2. The condition resulting from setting.
3. A permanent firming or hardening of a substance, as by cooling.
4. The carriage or bearing of a part of the body.
5. A particular psychological state, usually that of anticipation or preparedness.
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set

Drug slang
A regional term for a place where illicit drugs are sold.

Vox populi 
A collection; a grouping of similar things.
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set

(set)
1. To reduce a fracture, i.e., to bring the fragments back into a normal position or alignment.
2. A readiness to perceive or to respond in some way; a mindset; an attitude that affects or predetermines an outcome, e.g., prejudice or bigotry.
[M.E. sette, fr. O.Fr., fr. Med. L. secta, course, fr. sequor, to follow]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

set

(set)
1. Readiness to perceive or respond in some way; attitude that facilitates or predetermines an outcome, e.g., prejudice or bigotry as a set to respond negatively, independently of merits of the stimulus.
2. To reduce a fracture, i.e., to bring bones back into a normal position or alignment.
3. Defined group of events, objects, data, distinguishable from other groups.
[M.E. sette, fr. O.Fr., fr. Med. L. secta, course, fr. sequor, to follow]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about set

Q. What she should do, if found positive? my wife who is 31 years, had breast cancer history in her family and I have advised her to have a test. She will have her test done next week. What she should do, if found positive?

A. I think you must pray that she is not positive, but if found positive let the doctor start the treatment and she should cooperate with doctor. She needs to learn about her problem and also the ways to cope them, like by having good diet and fitness, which she would require when the treatment or surgery will be done. Thanks ....and hope she is not positive…

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A. You got it.

Q. how can i deal with my newly found pulic speaking anxiety?

A. From what I understand, some studies have shown that more people harbor a fear of public speaking than do of death.
My best advice would be to begin by practicing speaking before a mirror, picturing someone else's face. Then try speaking before friends.
Community colleges and adult learning programs often have classes/workshops on speech, and I personally found such a class to have been extremely valuable.
Best of luck to you.

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In this I was whipped into the air and set down again on the deck, where the captain stood ready waiting for me, and instantly slipped back his arm under mine.
When she had got them into her house, she set them upon benches and seats and mixed them a mess with cheese, honey, meal, and Pramnian wine, but she drugged it with wicked poisons to make them forget their homes, and when they had drunk she turned them into pigs by a stroke of her wand, and shut them up in her pig-styes.
You surely do not fancy that you can set them free?
"Wait for me," cried he, "I will soon be back," and he set off at a gallop.
At nine o'clock, guided by Planchet, the little cavalcade set out, taking the route the carriage had taken.
The heat making it impossible to travel through this plain in the day-time, we set out in the evening, and in the night lost our way.
At first it came dribbling in by rail in trucks, till the thaw set in; and then fast, in a multitude of barges, with a great rush of unbound waters.
Time passed on again, and the youngest son too wished to set out into the wide world to seek for the golden bird; but his father would not listen to it for a long while, for he was very fond of his son, and was afraid that some ill luck might happen to him also, and prevent his coming back.
But the bird set up such a loud scream that all the soldiers awoke, and they took him prisoner and carried him before the king.
Between 1768 and 1772 the Scotch traveller, Bruce, set out from Massowah, a port of Abyssinia, traversed the Tigre, visited the ruins of Axum, saw the sources of the Nile where they did not exist, and obtained no serious result.
But the consequence is, that the whole profession in Middlemarch have set themselves tooth and nail against the Hospital, and not only refuse to cooperate themselves, but try to blacken the whole affair and hinder subscriptions."
But soon, in spite of his love for his wife, in spite of his interest in his beautiful home, in spite of his many friends, Raleigh's restless spirit again drove him to the sea, and he set out on a voyage of discovery and adventure.