Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Noting the relationship a deceased person bears to his widow's child by a second marriage.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • I was finding it impossible to work (some life-issue stresses) and decided that I needed to step-back and not write for the long weekend.

    Writer Unboxed » Blog Archive » writer takes a holiday

  • Additionally, I admit I have come to prefer the step-back, the sense that I have a public persona and a private one.

    Pseudonymity

  • Additionally, I admit I have come to prefer the step-back, the sense that I have a public persona and a private one.

    kateelliott: Pseudonymity

  • I've defended it a few times, I guess it might be possible to stop but—a step-back, fadeaway jump shot by a 7-footer?

    A Shot So Ugly You Can't Stop It

  • The concession could indicate a step-back from early efforts to impose much stricter emission and fuel-economy rules.

    White House Offers Auto Makers Concession to Win Mileage Support

  • I've defended it a few times, I guess it might be possible to stop but—a step-back, fadeaway jump shot by a 7-footer?

    A Shot So Ugly You Can't Stop It

  • ` ` We forced the jump shot, step-back jumper, and he made it.

    USATODAY.com

  • Singler raised his arm to call for the ball, caught a pass from Zoubek, and hit a step-back 3-pointer.

    Underdawgs

  • The lead flip-flopped over several possessions until Pierce buried a step-back 17-footer to make it 99-98 with 2 minutes left.

    USATODAY.com

  • Rondo was slowed by foul trouble and spasms in his right leg, but Nelson stayed on the attack and provided a clinic in pick-and-roll production, as he tossed lobs to Howard for dunks and kept the Celtics off balance with his drives and step-back three-pointers.

    Dwight Howard, Jameer Nelson refuse to let Magic wilt

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