Set-upon sentence example

set-upon
  • For this a curse was pronounced upon him, and he was condemned to be a "fugitive and a wanderer" on the earth, a mark being set upon him "lest any finding him should kill him."
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  • The mark set upon Cain is usually regarded as some tribal mark or sign analogous to the cattle marks of Bedouin and the related usages in Europe.
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  • But if a majority of diviners decide against the accusers, the latter are set upon a wagon-load of brushwood and burned to death.
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  • He then set upon the several gates in succession, and was repulsed at all.
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  • Here he had been rescued and brought up by " Akki the husbandman"; but the day arrived at length when his true origin became known, the crown of Babylonia was set upon his head and he entered upon a career of foreign conquest.
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  • Even greater value has always been set upon the patina of iron, and many secret recipes were preserved in artist families for producing the fine, satin-like texture so much admired by all connoisseurs.
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  • The thoughts of men were still set upon the near approach of the end, the troublous times that would issue in the break-up of the existing order and the return of Christ to introduce a new era.
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  • A fresh charter was granted in 1207 by King John to the inhabitants of Dublin, who had not yet made their peace with the neighbourhood, but, like the settlers in other towns, were at constant feud with the native Irish; so that two years after the date of this charter, whilst the citizens of Dublin were celebrating Easter at Cullenswood, they were set upon by the Irish of the neighbouring mountains, and 500 of them killed.
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  • A price was set upon his head, and the English governors and captains in Scotland had orders to use every means for his capture.
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  • It was while hunting near Lake Mdlar that the news of the Stockholm massacre was brought to him by a peasant fresh from the capital, who told him, at the same time, that a price had been set upon his head.
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  • The dogs are brought and set upon the poor animal who sometimes destroys several dogs before it is killed."
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  • Antigonus, whom the Parthians had set upon his throne, was beheaded by his Roman allies (37 B.C.).
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  • While negotiations were still pending, he had been set upon one evening by a fanatical ruffian, who thought to expedite matters with the dagger.
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  • The seal was definitely set upon this decision by his formal engagement on behalf of his native country, early in 1890.
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  • Having feasted themselves to excess, they are set upon by the hunters with sticks, and being unable, owing to the want of space within the pen, to take the run without which they are unable to rise on wing, they are readily killed or captured.
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  • An insect with wings thus hinged may, as far as steadiness of body is concerned, be not inaptly compared to a compass set upon gimbals, where the universality of motion in one direction ensures comparative fixedness in another."
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  • In attempting to pass from Wei to another state, Confucius was set upon by a mob, which mistook him for an officer who had made himself hated by his oppressive deeds.
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  • It was a huge shock to the system and a hushed awe set upon us out of fear of jinxing it.
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  • The wife beaters The tone was set upon my arrival in prison on 26 December.
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  • He made thousands of different conjectures as to where and from what side the beast would come and how he would set upon it.
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  • America, with shining dark green leaves, heart-shaped, and about half an inch long, thickly set upon graceful stems in clusters of three.
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  • China, with large heart-shaped or nearly triangular bronze-green leaves set upon spiny stems, by means of which the plant climbs.
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  • A votive holder does not have to be set upon a mantel or atop a hutch.
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  • With letter writing, you only get one chance to make a great impression, and if finances lie in the balance, you have even more pressure set upon you.
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  • Once set upon that path, you'd better get out of her way or at the very least, keep up.
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  • The Sphinx is a figure with the head of a man set upon the body of a human, and is perhaps the Egyptian version of the Celtic Griffon.
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  • This is a common theme in Eastern body movements in that, by taking the body through a series of regenerative postures, blockages are released and the body is set upon a course of healing.
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