Madison was dead set against it, partly on the grounds that his state of Virginia would be a big loser in any such assumption.
While he was quite comfortable telling us all about it, his wife was dead set against it.
It just seemed as if managers were dead set against having a man and wife in the same company.
They are dead set against England, and claim to belong to France.
It was even probable he would be, for the devil makes a dead set at pious people.
For our friend Cælius has a dead set made at him by the Clodian gens.
I suppose he made a dead set at you while I was away—cowardly brute!
Moreover, all the French here are, and always have been, dead set on Asia.
The experience of 1836 will teach them not to make a dead set against doing business, or granting supplies, etc.
No wonder, then, that there was a dead set at them, the living owner maulgre.