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Question with the verb Set off

1 example:

What really did happen to Rear-Admiral Sir John Franklin and the 129 sailors on the HMS Erebus and HMS Terror who set off to explore the Arctic in 1845 but who never returned home?
(Daily Mail - Science, )

Sentences with the verb Set off

24 examples:

You must set off at once.

You should set off as soon as possible.

The teacher said: "Let's set off right now."

If she'd set off now, she would make it on time.

We have to set off at the crack of dawn tomorrow.

Last year's pop hit was set off by a serial TV drama.

He set off in the wrong direction and got lost in the woods.

His roommate would blacken her toast until it set off the fire alarm.

Panic causes one driver to set off a chain of accidents.
(ZDNet Australia, )

We'd set off really early in the morning, trying to beat the traffic.
(The Independent - Travel, )

But in 1968 he set off from Devon to travel the world, WRITES BRIAN VINER.
(Daily Mail - TV&Showbiz, )

A 22-year-old man has died after he set off a fireworks mortar from his head in Calais, Maine.
(The Independent - World News, )

Hezbollah said it set off the explosive device in the disputed Shebaa Farms area, destorying a Humvee.
(The Vancouver Sun - World, )

A man who set off in 2010 to fly around the world in his gyrocopter is due to return to Northern Ireland.
(BBC News - U.K. News, )

The 31-year-old had smoked cannabis and was nearly twice over the limit when he set off in his silver Audi.
(Daily Mail - News, )

Amazon's search for a second headquarters in North America is likely to set off a fight among metro cities.
(Los Angeles Times - Business, )

Among a crowd of people in silhouette, three, holding hands, are set off by a distinct pattern and smaller size.
(The New York Times - Health, )

Pepperidge Farm is recalling about 46,000 packages of bagels because they may set off serious allergic reactions.
(CNBC, )

Once a single automated loan payment request fails, it can set off a domino effect of fees and other repercussions.
(The New York Times - Business, )

The Swiss central bank's move set off the potential for a range of plays, from commodities to global stocks and ETFs.
(CNBC, )

There was a time when the mere mention of a micro-transaction in a AAA game was enough to set off an internet firestorm.
(Forbes - Technology, )

A deadly series of explosions that left hundreds dead and injured in China is about to set off a wave of insurance claims.
(CNN - World Business, )

But Whitecaps head coach Carl Robinson might be wise to set off a long, loud alarm in the lockerroom before opening kickoff.
(The Vancouver Sun - Sports, )

Trollstation hired an actor to set off a firework in London's Hampstead Heath park and then made him pretend he was injured.
(Daily Mail - News, )


7 examples:

Are you ready to set off?

What Triggers set off Routines and Rewards in your life and business?
(Forbes - Business, )

Is there a specific rate of return for an investment that should set off alarm bells in your head?
(CNBC, )

"The day is coming," said Paul Cezanne, "when a single carrot, freshly observed, will set off a revolution.'' Might you find that singular vegetable in our carrot quiz?
(Jonathan Gold in Los Angeles Times - Daily Dish, )

This week, the release of secret files on HSBC’s Swiss banking operations has set off a political firestorm, but Damian McBride asks what, if anything – will get people talking down at the pub?
(Daily Mail - News, )

Last week’s deadly train crash outside of Philadelphia set off alarm bells and Congressional debate about the role of the US government and its funding for and oversight of Amtrak: was it enough?
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

Last week’s deadly train crash outside of Philadelphia set off alarm bells and Congressional debate about the role of the U.S. government and its funding for and oversight of Amtrak: was it enough?
(Forbes - Education, )

Other sentences

100 examples:

Set off right now.

He set off to Paris.

He set off for London.

They set off fireworks.

She's about to set off.

Mary has already set off.

He has set off for Kyushu.

He has set off for America.

Tom set off some fireworks.

You'd better set off at once.

My friends set off to America.

He told us, "Set off at once."

He told us to set off at once.

We should have set off earlier.

You had better set off at once.

We're going to set off at four.

She set off on a trip last week.

All the family set off on the trip.

The old man set off at a quick trot.

When I called, he had already set off.

When to set off is a difficult problem.

I watched the expedition as it set off.

The fireworks were set off on all sides.

They set off fireworks with a great bang.

I'm just about to set off for the station.

The aeroplane set off early in the morning.

One day he set off on a long walk around the town.

The police brutality incidents nearly set off a riot.

In late August, they set off on a long journey for breeding.

Her chastity belt set off the metal detector at the airport.

Right now I'm training in preparation for the day we set off.

Then the younger brother set off, and the elder remained behind.

The mountaineers set off, paying no heed to the severe blizzard.

While backing up, I bumped into another car and set off its alarm.

The lowest-tuned pipe on the organ set off barometers all over the state.

After making sure she was sound asleep, he crept out of the room and set off.

Her very long, black eyelashes set off the aristocratic pallor of her cheeks.

Today I'm going to a game again, but I need to set off earlier than yesterday.

Averaging over 100 miles per hour on the highway, Jack easily set off the police radar.

As entrepreneurs, this should set off alarm bells.
(Courtney Williams, Contributor in Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

In 1941, Edward Weston set off on an intriguing mission.
(Los Angeles Times - Entertainment News, )

They set off on July 7 and plans to get there in five days.
(Daily Mail - Travel, )

Si Robertson's favorite color has set off a trademark lawsuit.
(The Hollywood Reporter - Business, )

Brainard's comments helped set off a relief rally on Wall Street.
(USA Today - Money, )

Among panda-lovers, it doesn’t take much to set off pandemonium.
(Julie Makinen in Los Angeles Times - World News, )

A jump in the price of crude oil set off a rally in energy stocks.
(Los Angeles Times - Business, )

At least 22 people were injured after an IED set off a small fire.
(USA TODAY in USA Today - World, )

The underground blast set off tremors felt in South Korea and China.
(The New York Times - Science, )

A trip to Cambodia is set off by tour guide Vanny Chhim's expert touch.
(Los Angeles Times - Travel & Deal Blog, )

A darkly comic BBC sketch has set off a debate on the limits of satire.
(The New York Times - World News, )

In 2004, a woman set off the metal detector at an airport with her belt.
(Daily Mail - Femail, )

The blast set off heavy clashes between insurgents and government troops.
(USA Today - World, )

The allegation in a new report set off a firestorm in conservative media.
(USA Today - Money, )

The first set off her bomb and killed about three women, an official said.
(The Vancouver Sun - World, )

Reports say Islamic State militants set off an explosion at the Bel Temple.
(USA Today - World, )

Hope springs eternal once again as we set off on another nine-month journey.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

Lara Croft in 1996, the year she set off on her first Tomb Raider adventure.
(The New York Times - Technology, )

A laudatory letter about the justice has set off a row worthy of a courtroom.
(USA Today - National, )

A list of financial advisor behaviors that should set off your warning bells.
(Liz Frazier Peck, Contributor in Forbes - Personal Finance, )

Model set off her own fireworks with transparent mesh Alexandre Vauthier top.
(USA TODAY in USA Today - Entertainment, )

Such a sale could set off a chain reaction of buybacks, also involving Sanofi.
(The Wall Street Journal - U.S. Business, )

It set off rumors that the pop star had a very different sort of drug problem.
(NBC Today, )

After falling in love she helped him set off on a dangerous journey to the UK.
(BBC News - World News, )

In March, the Weather Underground set off a bomb in the United States Capitol.
(Los Angeles Times - Movies Now, )

A Japanese ''robot astronaut'' has set off for the International Space Station.
(BBC News - Technology, )

When Anthony Martial set off on his run, he had the coltish gait of a teenager.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

A post-Trump election exhibition at the LD50 gallery has also set off protests.
(The New York Times - Arts, )

A work by Jeff Koons in his retrospective in Paris could set off a legal battle.
(The New York Times - Arts, )

Exploding shells set off a fire Wednesday at a military depot in southern Russia.
(USA Today - World, )

For Road Trip 2015, CNET set off on a 500-mile journey around England to find out.
(CNET News - Politics and Law, )

Mr. Trudeau has set off on a nationwide tour that includes town hall-style events.
(The New York Times - World News, )

The programs set off alarms in checked luggage, which had to be re-checked by hand.
(USA Today - NFL, )

So six months ago he left Oklahoma City and set off for a new life in Pueblo, Colo.
(Los Angeles Times - National News, )

Stricter capital rules and higher compliance costs set off talk about restructuring.
(USA Today - Money, )

But there’s no upper limit, and that has set off a noisy race for talent and size.
(The Wall Street Journal - Lifestyle, )

Greece has in the past been the spark that has set off explosive financial fireworks.
(The Wall Street Journal - Markets News, )

A study confirms that volcanism set off one of Earth's fastest global-warming events.
(Nature, )

Despite close timing, researchers doubt that the first big tremor set off the second.
(Nature, )

That set off a search for answers that led to a little-known pathogen, the Zika virus.
(The New York Times - Health, )

Researchers, however, find evidence the condition may also be set off by happy events.
(Tech Times - Health, )

Otuteye had set off for Canada to reunite with her daughter, who had just given birth.
(The Vancouver Sun - National, )

The Facebook post set off wild speculations with many saying Loch Ness monster is back.
(Tech Times - Science, )

Masked student protesters have set off flares on the road outside No.10 Downing Street.
(Daily Mail - News, )

Walter White's swan song set a record for the series -- and set off a Twitter explosion.
(USA Today - Entertainment, )

12 intrepid women are about to set off on one of the hardest sailing races in the world.
(Telegraph Staff in The Telegraph - Sport, )

’s first farmers and their slash-and-burn agriculture may have set off global warming.
(Fox News - SciTech, )

The incident set off new discussions about racial tensions and the role of social media.
(The New York Times - U.S. News, )

Officials later said a false sensor reading or computer problem likely set off the alarm.
(The Associated Press in CBC News - World, )

The singer was visibly frustrated when a vocal track malfunction set off her performance.
(The Hollywood Reporter - Music, )

On his 31st birthday Dwayne Parton and his dog Bobby set off to hike Alaska's wilderness.
(Daily Mail - Travel, )

Erin Theris, 25, had set off into the woods with two men, who broke into a hunting lodge.
(The Vancouver Sun - World, )

In November 1979 Air New Zealand flight 901 set off on a sightseeing trip over Antarctica.
(The Independent - Arts & Entertainment, )

So she set off with her two-year-old daughter in tow to make her own petite clothing line.
(Daily Mail - Femail, )

A weaker yuan will set off deflationary ripples—and slow the pace of Fed rate increases.
(The Wall Street Journal - Markets News, )

Here are four popular scams that should set off your warning bells as soon as you see them.
(Fox News - SciTech, )

Instead, the department-store chain set off a new panic over the beleaguered retail sector.
(The Wall Street Journal - U.S. Business, )

Bag with two guns, and a copy of the Koran, set off metal detector at French amusement park.
(Sydney Morning Herald - World, )

That was when the American Bob Beamon set off down the runway in the Olympic long jump final.
(The Independent - Athletics, )

Settlements like Modiin Illit, above in 2011, in the West Bank, have set off broad arguments.
(The New York Times - World News, )

To prove it, Amy Shindler and pal Beth set off on a long journey from New Orleans to Nashville.
(Daily Mail - Travel, )

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