from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A return to formerly enjoyed status or prosperity: The film star made an unexpected comeback.
- n. A return to popularity: Wide ties are making a comeback this year.
- n. The act of making up a deficit, as in a contest or game.
- n. A reply, especially a quick witty one; a retort.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A return (e.g. to popularity, success, etc.).
- n. A retort or answer.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. return by a celebrity to some previously successful activity
- n. a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)
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(Soundbite of song, "Get Behind the Mule") MILES: I've never liked the term comeback because after a while, big players can never come back to what they were.
The last thing that a dethroaned celebrity icon needs by his side while trying to force a comeback is a reminder of George Bush, his lies and his failed neocon agenda hanging around your neck.
Your comeback is the typical move-the-goalposts tirade with fancy bold letters very much preferred by the willfully ignorant.
And what she called a comeback looked a little more like desperation.
"Just the comeback is all that matters," Guerrero said.
If Carl Edwards is going to make a title comeback, he's going to need help - and Jimmie Johnson to lose speed.
I think this "comeback" is totally irrelevant and disengenuous.
He was the Huskies 'anchor at left tackle the past two years after making a comeback from a broken leg that ended his 2006 season.
The rallying ability shown by Drew Brees in several games this season (i.e., a comeback from a 24-3 deficit at the Miami Dolphins in Week 7) suggests that the team who has the ball last in Super Bowl XLIV might emerge the winner.
The fact that they are making such a remarkable comeback is astonishing.
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