One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Give someone an air of unusual superiority.‘his blunt views set him apart’
distinguish, differentiate, mark off, mark out, single out, make different, separate, demarcateView synonyms
- ‘He had no distinguishing physical qualities setting him apart from the other Marines.’
- ‘Name one unusual physical attribute that sets you apart from the crowd.’
- ‘Unusual plots with strange twists have set him apart from other ‘predictable’ commercial Hindi film directors.’
- ‘Our common emotional heritage goes deeper than the cultural differences that set us apart.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘So what makes him different, what sets him apart from those who haven't achieved his level of recognition?’
- ‘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.’
- ‘In a way, that sets me apart more than my having conservative views.’
- ‘I wanted to do something different that would set us apart.’
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