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How to use set-back in a sentence

By any measure, this accident will have set back the development program by years.

Leonard talks about the private schools we pass and the expensive homes set back in the woods.

Or he would have me jump in his car if we were going from set back to basecamp for lunch.

Being forced into poverty is a shock to them, and they are initially set back on their heels.

To get your skill set back, you should be with an older woman—like Don Jon with Esther (Moore).

On the opposite side of the stream, set back about thirty paces from the brink, stood a granite boulder.

The Darwood farmhouse set back from the road, among some cedar trees.

In order to shew the riming more clearly, I have 'set back' the 3rd, 6th, and 7th lines of each stanza.

Set back on the middle of two lots, it was, with a cement drive sloping up from the street to the garage backed against the alley.

She had finished her polishing and set back the silver, to eye it with a critical and delighted gaze.

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Synonyms of 'set back' in American English

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  • set about someone
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  • set great store by something
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Definition of setback

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Definition of set back  (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

Examples of setback in a Sentence

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1674, in the meaning defined at sense 1

1600, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Definition of setback noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  • The team suffered a major setback when their best player was injured.
  • The breakdown in talks represents a temporary setback in the peace process.
  • Don't be put off by any early setbacks.
  • That would represent a huge setback in the fight to change our criminal justice system.
  • a further setback for the coal industry
  • a serious setback to his chances of re-election
  • setback for

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    noun Definition of setback as in reversal a change in status for the worse usually temporarily the colonists persevered despite suffering setbacks that would have discouraged lesser souls Synonyms & Similar Words Relevance reversal reverse lapse reversion decline disappointment knock downfall frustration regression collapse turnaround breakdown

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    Synonyms of setbacks setbacks noun Definition of setbacks plural of setback as in reversals a change in status for the worse usually temporarily the colonists persevered despite suffering setbacks that would have discouraged lesser souls Synonyms & Similar Words Relevance reversals reverses disappointments lapses reversions declines knocks

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    (noun) in the sense of hold-up Definition anything that delays progress He has suffered a serious setback in his political career. Synonyms hold-up check defeat blow upset reverse disappointment hitch misfortune rebuff whammy (informal) bummer (slang) bit of trouble See examples for synonyms Copyright © 2016 by HarperCollins Publishers.

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