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  • v. Present participle of bring back.


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  • In the village he had been a good hunter, bringing back tree kangaroos, monitor lizards, rats, hornbills, and crowned pigeons.

    Impossible Places

  • The Alabama Beagle Boys — back when there were five of them, there were only four living now — came by their name via an unfortunate photograph picked up by the wire services in the mid-1990s when an Alabama Department of Corrections official, exhilarated by his popular press after bringing back chain gangs, issued horizontally striped prison uniforms to all state inmates.


  • Some say they dressed like the people on the Roseanne show did and made that look really hip, bringing back long hair and thrift store fashion with its surly, introspective, hard-rocking themes of alienation and rejection of the stale hype over what some were now seeing as a discredited American dream.

    Roseanne Archy

  • Rewbell, and La Reveillier-Lepeaux, wrote to Napoleon that Admiral Bruix had been ordered to attempt every means of bringing back his army.

    The Memoirs of Napoleon

  • But this was old school, bringing back the memory of when the area was called Nut Grove because of its loose, Bohemian flavor.

    Dexter in the dark

  • Ever since mankind had gone through the Rediscovery of Man, bringing back governments, money, newspapers, national languages, sickness and occasional death, there had been the problem of the underpeople — people who were not human, but merely humanly shaped from the stock of Earth animals.

    Science Fiction Hall of Fame

  • All had soon mingled with the enormous crowd who had erected a large platform and placed a carved chair upon it and sat the smiling Varadia in the chair so that all could see the Holy Girl of the Bauradim restored to her clan, bringing back their history, their pride and their future.

    The Fortress of the Pearl

  • At the end of seven centuries she would be delivered from her oppressors (or oppressions), who in their turn would be subjected to dreadful chastisements, and Catholic Ireland would be instrumental in bringing back the British nation to that

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • He was most successful that day, bringing back horses, cattle, provisions, and prisoners; and one of the latter complained bitterly to me of being held, stating that Captain R. had promised him speedy liberty.

    Army Life in a Black Regiment

  • The avionics were more valuable than the airplane, so there was no point bringing back the Spad minus its underwing stores!

    On Yankee Station


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