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[set-in] /ˈsɛtˌɪn/
made separately and placed within another unit.
Origin of set-in
First recorded in 1525-35; adj. use of verb phrase set in Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • In general the strongest flood does not set-in till Midsummer.

    Lachesis Lapponica Carl von Linn
  • "It's a set-in rain, and we're goin' to have a hard time," Hubert complained.

    Captain Ted Louis Pendleton
  • Fine weather may, perhaps, have set-in in the interval in all parts of the mountains.

  • Those wide seams in the whitewashed ceiling must mean the cracks due to a set-in door.

    The Girl in the Mirror

    Elizabeth Garver Jordan

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