One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Give someone an air of unusual superiority.‘his ability and self-effacing modesty have set him apart’
distinguish, differentiate, mark off, mark out, single out, make different, separate, demarcateView synonyms
- ‘You were the smartest kid in that sophomore class by far, but with a modesty that set you apart from many of your arrogant classmates.’
- ‘She wouldn't change her hair color for the world; it was a feature that was quite distinctive, that set her apart from her family.’
- ‘I wanted to do something different that would set us apart.’
- ‘Our common emotional heritage goes deeper than the cultural differences that set us apart.’
- ‘Name one unusual physical attribute that sets you apart from the crowd.’
- ‘So what makes him different, what sets him apart from those who haven't achieved his level of recognition?’
- ‘The enlarged brain and highly developed cognitive abilities is one of the fundamental differences that sets us apart from our close relatives, the nonhuman primates.’
- ‘Unusual plots with strange twists have set him apart from other ‘predictable’ commercial Hindi film directors.’
- ‘In a way, that sets me apart more than my having conservative views.’
- ‘He had no distinguishing physical qualities setting him apart from the other Marines.’
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