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English definition of “set sth/sb apart”

set sth/sb apart

phrasal verb with set     /set/ verb (present participle setting, past tense and past participle set)
If a quality or characteristic sets someone or something apart , it shows them or it to be different from, and usually better than, others of the same type : What set her apart from the other candidates for the job was that she had a lot of original ideas .Being and appearing different
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