back-and-forth love


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  • noun a discussion; give-and-take.

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  • noun Alternative spelling of back and forth.


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  • Now Brother Ed speeds up the music, and I shout out a line that the choir answers as a back-and-forth musical call.

    The Bushman Way of Tracking God PhD Bradford Keeney 2010

  • There is always a bar waiting to serve you a drink that makes you spiritually paralyzed and disconnected from the trying, though exhilarating, back-and-forth motion between the magnetic poles of good and evil.

    The Bushman Way of Tracking God PhD Bradford Keeney 2010

  • If you didn't know who he was—which is impossible because he is so iconic-looking—you'd think he was just a pal hanging out having a creative back-and-forth.

    The Auteur and the Executive 2011

  • April Ludgate, the Parks and Recreation staffer known as much for her back-and-forth flirtation with dimwit Andy Chris Pratt as for her chronically dry wit — something the actress admits to sharing with her alter ego.

    Get to Know Parks and Recreation's Aubrey Plaza 2011

  • For those of you who have been following the back-and-forth about social cohesion, Tyler explains more of his thinking in the interview.

    The Best Place to Learn Economics, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty 2009

  • The back-and-forth over spending levels for the rest of this year has added to the politically charged atmosphere over a possible government shutdown.

    House blocks funding for health care law 2011

  • After that back-and-forth, Mr. Nova posted his first truly strong showing, in Double-A Trenton in 2009.

    Can Nova Be Super For Yanks? Daniel Barbarisi 2011

  • There's more back-and-forth about it on Vandermeer's blog.

    GUEST POST: Jennifer Brissett Weighs in on the Writer Pay Rate Flap 2009

  • Wisner and Mubarak are friends, and the officials said the two had a back-and-forth discussion in which each provided the other with his perspective on developments.

    Obama Says Egypt's Transition Must Begin Now By MATTHEW LEE 2011

  • We then proceeded through the ritual fire dance of back-and-forth with the manager, the finance manager, the "suggested" add-ons like the service contract, and on and on, each time each person was relentlessly cheerful to the point it was like the Attack of the Osmonds, and after every meeting we were left alone in the office while someone said they would "be right back."

    Question of the Day 2009


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