The result will force Romney to settle for a crushing win on his native turf, rather than a clean sweep.
Fashion tends to settle on a definitive look and find one black guy and one black woman for the moment.
Some of those young men lost their way, unable to settle on a point of view that defined their aesthetic.
Like when she did that interview on the Today show she probably needed to wait a few days, you know, to settle down.
The Scottish vote, they insist, must settle the matter for at least a generation.
We all settle places on the first evening, so it's rather exciting.
He has always been a rover, often tried to settle down but could not.
He was sitting upon the settle, and leaning his head upon his hand.
Promise me not to marry this man, and I will settle on you a thousand a year—safe.
The scribe waited to hear him pass up-stairs, or settle himself in an armchair in the kitchen.
"come to rest," Old English setlan "cause to sit, place, put," from setl "a seat" (see settle (n.)). Related: Settling. Cf. German siedeln "to settle, colonize."
From c.1300 of birds, etc., "to alight." From early 14c. as "sink down, descend; cave in." Early 15c. in reference to suspended particles in a liquid. Sense of "establish a permanent residence" first recorded 1620s; that of "decide" is 1620s. Meaning "secure title to by deed" is from 1660s.
Meaning "reconcile" (a quarrel, differences, etc.) perhaps is influenced by Middle English sahtlen "to reconcile," from Old English saht "reconciliation," from Old Norse satt "reconciliation." To settle down "become content" is from 1853; transitive sense from 1520s; as what married couples do in establishing domesticity, from 1718. To settle for "content oneself with" is from 1943.
"long bench," 1550s, from Middle English setle "a seat," from Old English setl "a seat, stall; position, abode; setting of a heavenly body," related to sittan "to sit," from Proto-Germanic *setla- (cf. Middle Low German, Middle Dutch setel, Dutch zetel, German Sessel, Gothic sitls), from PIE *sedla- (cf. Latin sella "seat, chair," Old Church Slavonic sedlo "saddle," Old English sadol "saddle"), from root *sed- (1) "to sit" (see sedentary).
To imprison, esp for a life sentence: Foley was ''pinched'' and ''settled'' in San Quentin (1899+)