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set in stone


  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj set in stone no longer changeable "the agreement is not yet set in stone"
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Set in stone - If something is set in stone, it cannot be changed or altered.


In literature:

He shouted something to his fellows, and darted for a lever set in the stone next to the pool.
"Pirates of the Gorm" by Nat Schachner
Well, Cousin E. E. bought her ring, which had a green stone set in it.
"Phemie Frost's Experiences" by Ann S. Stephens
Remember me, who lie here in such pain Unburied; set me in some tomb of stone.
"The Earthly Paradise" by William Morris
The mason rolled up a large stone and prepared to set it home in the bottom course.
"Clark's Field" by Robert Herrick
He was turning to the heavy ring set in the stone when he caught a glimmer of reflected light in an idol's eye.
"Bride of the Dark One" by Florence Verbell Brown
The Greek was easily read, and told the story of the stone: It was set up in B.C.
"The Christian View of the Old Testament" by Frederick Carl Eiselen
And now they saw that the precious stones were set in letters of gold, which none there could read.
"Historic Tales, Vol 14 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
If they are stones of any value, let them be put in proper setting or not set at all.
"The Galaxy, May, 1877" by Various
These stones had all been broken from their settings and thrown loose in the chest.
"International Short Stories" by Various
We see that the church is built of stone, set in square blocks.
"Tuscan Sculpture of the Fifteenth Century" by Estelle M. Hurll
As Steele started for the railroad Mr. Stone set out to complete the circuit of Double Mountain, in the which he found no runaway tracks.
"Bransford of Rainbow Range" by Eugene Manlove Rhodes
And the knights who had been turned into stone came in a body to offer their homage to the prince who had set them free.
"The Grey Fairy Book" by Andrew Lang
They were set in cement on stone that was sunk slightly below the surface of the ground.
"Pioneering in Cuba" by James Meade Adams
Some of the stone-bounds to his farm which he set up are standing to-day, with his initials cut in them.
"Cape Cod" by Henry D. Thoreau
She wore a necklace of turquoises set in antique gold, and in her hair was a big gold comb inset with the same stones, irregularly cut.
"The Beautiful Miss Brooke" by Louis Zangwill
It was an early custom to set up in his honor stone posts at the crossroads.
"Greek Sculpture" by Estelle M. Hurll
In a few days these arrived and were speedily set to work, and immense masses of stone were hurled at the walls.
"St. George for England" by G. A. Henty
The house was set in the middle of a small yard and had a little, low ivy covered stone fence surrounding it and a wooden gate.
"The Ranch Girls and Their Great Adventure" by Margaret Vandercook
The material is a soft stone, and the work, when first set up, was painted in the colours of life.
"Shakespeare's England" by William Winter
Coffee came in Dresden cups set in gold holders; sugar candy peeped from a gilt basin studded with dull stones.
"The Oyster" by A Peer

In poetry:

Not my son's frightening eyes -
A suffering set in stone,
Or prison visiting hours
Or days that end in storms
"Requiem" by Anna Akhmatova
Yet, love endures, though starving and alone.
A dove's wings clung about my heart each night
With surging gentleness, and the blue stone
Set in the tryst-ring has but worn more bright.
"Exile" by Harold Hart Crane
I SING what was lost and dread what was won,
I walk in a battle fought over again,
My king a lost king, and lost soldiers my men;
Feet to the Rising and Setting may run,
They always beat on the same small stone.
"What Was Lost" by William Butler Yeats
This is your road — a painful road and drear.
I made the stones that never give you rest.
I set your friend in pleasant ways and clear,
And he shall come like you, unto My breast.
But you, My child, must travel here.
"The Cup" by Swami Vivekananda
"And only in the morning did he become sad, and he cried out :
`Lo, they have risen again, but they cannot roll away the stones from their graves !'
And having said this, he fell dead.
And we set up to him this wooden cross.
"Anhelli - Chapter 8" by Juliusz Slowacki
As vonce I valked by a dismal swamp,
There sot an old cove in the dark and damp,
And at everybody as passed that road
A stick or a stone this old cove throwed.
And venever he flung his stick or his stone,
He'd set up a song of "Let me alone."
"All We Ask Is To Be Let Alone" by Henry Howard Brownell

In news:

New evidence that IQ is not set in stone .
Sudan Referendum Date ' Set in Stone '.
Don't Worry: Happiness Levels Not Set in Stone .
HSUS compromise not set in stone .
3 the Hardway, Set in Stone .
Nothing set in stone as LA opens 2008.
Art Review ' Set in Stone '.
We realize tradition is an honored guest at the Thanksgiving table, and that most of your menus are long-since set in stone.
The Rolling Stones continued their '50 & Counting' tour last night (Nov 29) in front of another packed crowd at London's O2 Arena, offering old friends, new guests, and a few surprises during a lengthy 23-song set list.
It's not set in stone until next week but that's our plan.
Set list for Rolling Stones show in Brooklyn .
Set list for the Rolling Stones concert at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Saturday night.
The Recording Academy has spoken, and the nominees list for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards is now set in stone.
Grand Canyon 's Age Still Not Set In Stone.
Grand Canyon's Age Still Not Set In Stone.

In science:

In Lattice gauge theory in the sense of Phillips and Stone they construct for a given Lie group G and a simplicial complex K a G-bundle with connection on |K | associated to a set of G-valued continuous functions defined over the faces of a simplex.
Lattice Gauge Field Theory and Prismatic Sets
In this section we show that in suitable setting the relation R defined by R(e, a) iff e ∈ acl(C b(C/a)) is Stone open over C for a fixed set C .
Countable imaginary simple unidimensional theories
So, since Υ refines the Stone-topology, by intersecting it with a definable set, we may assume that {a ∈ U |C b(a/Ad) 6⊆ acleq (a)} is dense in the Stone-topology of U .
Countable imaginary simple unidimensional theories
Remark 7.6 Note that if X is any Stone-closed subset of the Stone-space Sx (T ) and B = {Fi}i∈I is a basis for a topology τ on X that consists of Stone-closed subsets of X, then (X, τ ) is a Baire space (i.e. the intersection countably many dense open sets in it is dense).
Countable imaginary simple unidimensional theories
Definition 4.7 A type p ∈ S (A) is said to be essential ly 1-based by mean of the τ f -topologies if for every finite tuple ¯c from p and for every typedefinable τ f -open set U over A¯c, the set {a ∈ U | C b(a/A¯c) 6∈ bdd(aA)} is nowhere dense in the Stone-topology of U .
A model theoretic Baire category theorem for simple theories
In fact these two sets, P and the set C of extensions of p over acl(A), are both topological (Stone) spaces and the restriction map π is a homeomorphism.
Generically stable and smooth measures in NIP theories
For X a definable set in M ∗, definable over M (or even a set definable in M ), SX (M ) denotes the Stone space of complete types over M which concentrate on (the formula defining) X .
On compactifications and the topological dynamics of definable groups
In order to avoid the roughness introduced by the complete sets, we use the result of Stone-Weirstrass theorem.
Application of Quantum Theory to Super-parametric Density Estimation
In the latter model we have simultaneously set frun = 0.46 in order to mimic the observational constraints on the runaway population determined by Stone (1991).
Runaway Stars and the Escape of Ionizing Radiation from High-Redshift Galaxies
In contrast, in pure confirmatory research all choices regarding the testing procedure have to be set in stone before data collection.
Multiple Testing for Exploratory Research
In the Boolean case the elements of the algebra are closer to points in an underlying set (in the sense of Stone's theorem) than for algebras of complex-valued functions.
Looking from the inside and from the outside
If X is a Stone space (i.e., is totally disconnected compact Hausdorff ) then the linear span of the set of pro jections in C (X ) is dense in C (X ), and working with the Boolean algebra of clopen subsets of X is more or less equivalent to working with the C*algebra C (X ).
Set theory and C*-algebras
However, their work used Stone’s characterization of the maximal ideal space of complete Boolean algebras and Birkhof ’s characterization of the Boolean algebra generated by the regular sets in a topological space, which are both fairly non-trivial results.
Injectivity and Projectivity in Analysis and Topology
Their unique properties have been applied in set theory, algebra in the Stone- ˇCech compactification and set theoretic topology.
On strongly summable ultrafilters
The main objects of this paper are (ultra)filters on an infinite set S, i.e., (maximal) proper subsets of the power set P(S) closed under taking finite intersections and supersets. S carries the discrete topology in which case the set of ultrafilters is βS, its Stone- ˇCech compactification.
On strongly summable ultrafilters