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set foot

set foot in. Enter, as in I'll never set foot in this house again.
set foot on. Step on, as in We were so happy to set foot on dry land. [ c. 1600 ]
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  • She was resolved to leave Atlamalco on the first opportunity and never to set foot within the Republic again.

    Up the Forked River Edward Sylvester Ellis
  • I 'guess Jonah wa'n't more tickled when he set foot on dry land.

    Meadow Grass Alice Brown
  • Then 12 he threw back his shoulders and set foot bravely within.

    The Turner Twins Ralph Henry Barbour
  • Tradition says that it was a woman who first set foot in Boston.

    My Double Life Sarah Bernhardt
  • "The man who is afraid of prayer is unwise to set foot beyond the palm trees," he said.

    The Garden Of Allah Robert Hichens

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