set forth

verb(adverb) formal, or archaic
  1. (tr) to state, express, or utter: he set forth his objections

  2. (intr) to start out on a journey: the expedition set forth on the first of July

Words Nearby set forth

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How to use set forth in a sentence

  • In this imitative play we see from the first the artistic tendency to set forth what is characteristic in the things represented.

    Children's Ways | James Sully
  • By some extraordinary blunder of the commissariat the 32d had set forth that morning without breaking their fast.

    The Red Year | Louis Tracy
  • How the Bill proceeded, and what was its fate, will be set forth in another chapter.

  • We have now set forth some of the important facts exhibited by the stellar universe.

    Outlines of the Earth's History | Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
  • Dan, and Greece, and Mosel have set forth in thy marts wrought iron: stacte, and calamus were in thy market.

Other Idioms and Phrases with set forth

set forth

Also, put forth. Start a journey, as in We plan to set forth at daybreak, or They put forth for France tomorrow. [c. 1400]

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