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set right

1.
Also, put right.
2.
Place something in proper position; also, repair something. For example, Your tie is lopsided; let me set it right, or The faucets were in backwards but the plumber will soon put them right. [ Second half of 1500s ]
3.
Correct someone, as in They thought he was married but he quickly set them right.
4.
Make something accurate or fair, as in He offered to pay for the meal to put things right . Also see set straight
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  • And there is enough room in my seat so that basket can set right beside me.

    The Story of Opal Opal Whiteley
  • Now set right down here, where you can see out o' the winder.

    Meadow Grass Alice Brown
  • Yes, but now that she had come, what was it he was to set right?

    Rich Man, Poor Man Maximilian Foster
  • You set right still and warm yourself, and we'll be back in a minute.

  • For small cakes have a quick oven, so that they set right through, and the inside is baked by the time the outside is browned.

    The Story of Crisco Marion Harris Neil
  • Well, Allah send us some one else soon to set right this poor Gharb of ours!

    The Scapegoat Hall Caine
  • She set right down in the kitchen, and your ma rolled her sleeves down and took off her apurn, lookin' kind o' het and worried.

  • Now you come downstairs and set right where I tell you till I come.

    Mary-'Gusta Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Lost our way in the night, but arriving at a village we were set right again.

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