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  • n. Plural form of throwback.


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  • (They often dress like throwbacks from the early 20th century though last night they performed in jeans and T-shirts.)

    Bill Chameides: Folk-Rocking Sustainably

  • True, first-person JRPGs are more rare now, but first-person dungeon crawling really established the JRPG, and continues today in throwbacks like Etrian Odyssey, The Dark Spire, Baroque, etc.

    Is The First-Person The Most-Person?

  • The 2006-07 season brought a return to the "throwbacks" -- but this time, it was a blast from the 1980's and the days of Ron Harper:


  • You have only to glance over the nominations this year to see that people still appreciate word-for-word throwbacks to the 60s ("Old Man's War"), endless epic fantasy series ("Feast for Crows"), and modern space operas ("Learning the World").

    Miss Snark is not informed on this

  • I've seen the story about "throwbacks" but wasn't aware he'd singled anyone out.

    Another Yawn from Michael Portillo

  • Lorelei Knight was mysteriously different from her kin; she might almost have sprung from a different strain, and except as one of those "throwbacks" which sometimes occur in a mediocre family, when an exotic offspring blooms like a delicate blossom in a bed of weeds, she was inexplicable.

    The Auction Block

  • Every civilised country has its "throwbacks," and the more monotonous civilisation becomes, the more cast-iron its rules, and the more scientific and educated its people, the more onerous and difficult become the responsibilities and duties of citizenship; and the greater the likelihood of in increased number of reverts to undisciplined and wild life.

    London's Underworld

  • These films might have been "throwbacks" when they were released but they were at least relatable to the experiences of real people, unlike todays films such as "Kick Ass".

    Home Theater Forum

  • So this thread is devoted to those "throwbacks", those "nay-sayers", those "rogue renegades" who plain and simple want to be Administrators on their box.

    Wilders Security Forums

  • These cheesy kind of throwbacks are going to get old sooner than later, and pretty soon the theater will be just as unsafe as these silly movies.


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