Also, set ahead. Turn a clock to a later time, as in For daylight-saving time we set the clocks forward. [1600s]
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How to use set forward in a sentence
With the scantiest possible provision they had to face a journey of upwards of a thousand miles to Kuruman, but they set forward.Robert Moffat | David J. Deane
Skipper Zeb, leading the way, set forward at an easy but rapid pace.Left on the Labrador | Dillon Wallace
In the morning my party set forward over the soaken prairie under a cloudless sky intensely blue.The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce | Ambrose Bierce
Sam looked after him, until he turned a corner of the road; and then set forward on his walk to London.The Pickwick Papers | Charles Dickens
Metcalf set forward with the parson's benediction, and stopped every night with the colonel.Yorkshire Oddities, Incidents and Strange Events | S. Baring-Gould