set forward

Also, set ahead. Turn a clock to a later time, as in For daylight-saving time we set the clocks forward. [1600s]

Words Nearby set forward

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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.

  • 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.