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  • v. To return to a place after having been there at a previous time.
  • v. To have known each other for a certain length of time.
  • v. To abandon, desert, betray or fail someone or something.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. return in thought or speech to something
  • v. regain a former condition after a financial loss
  • v. belong to an earlier time


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  • We go back to the Gansevoort, and Armand Assante is in the elevator with us.

    The Double Life is Twice as Good

  • Tom Del Ruth was our director of photography, and John would check the camera angle right before we shot and then go back to working with us.

    Dont You Forget About Me

  • “What about your work here—do you not want to go back to the selkie cottage?”


  • For the beginning of our distinctly modern progress we must go back to the Renaissance, the Humanistic or classical, i.e. pagan revival, following upon the conquest of Constantinople by the

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • Variations with a broader skull appeared in Europe very soon after this, if not along with the long-skulled Cro-Magnon race in the diluvian epoch, so that the present different shapes of crania found in Europe seem to go back to the earliest era.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • No matter what happens, countries gripped or just touched by the Arab Spring will never go back to what they were, said Marina Ottaway, director of the Middle East Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

    Arab Spring hardening into summer of stalemates

  • There is an abundance of biographical material dating from the first centuries of the Christian era, from the age of neo-Pythagoreanism, but, when we go back to the centuries nearer to Pythagoras's time, our material becomes very scanty.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • In part these collections go back directly or indirectly to the volumes of the Regesta of the papal archives, from which the authors of these collections, as Anselm of Lucca, and above all Deusdedit, gathered the greater part of their material.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • But she had made a peace offeringshed invited me to the party tonightand after everything wed been through in the past few hours, I knew that things were going to go back to normal between us.

    Paradise Lost

  • Carl Sr. told him to sign with the Red Sox or go back to school.

    The Greatest Game


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