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synonyms for backed off

  • abandon
  • back down
  • balk
  • give up
  • surrender
  • withdraw
  • recede
  • retire
  • yield
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A far-off volley rumbled over the plain, and a few birds stirred uneasily among the trees.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
One evening in the month of April, a slim, straight-backed girl stood in the veranda of a bungalow at Meerut.
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The boy backed away from him, and stood a little distance off, holding out a nice, juicy potato this time.
SQUINTY THE COMICAL PIGRICHARD BARNUM
I turned away from the bank and raced up a long slope to a saw-backed ridge that promised largely of unobstructed view.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
The hump-backed little figure with poke-bonnet and cane was chased out upon the broken landing.
THE CAMPFIRE GIRLS OF ROSELAWNMARGARET PENROSE
But when Jess had lowered her umbrella and backed into the shop, she found several customers waiting at the counter.
THE GIRLS OF CENTRAL HIGH ON THE STAGEGERTRUDE W. MORRISON
He shook his head, settled himself in his deep leather-backed chair, and puffed away vigorously at his pipe.
THE WORLD BEFORE THEMSUSANNA MOODIE
So this was the rich Mrs. Prentice, whom they said really backed Centerports newest venture in the newspaper field?
THE GIRLS OF CENTRAL HIGH ON THE STAGEGERTRUDE W. MORRISON
He was starting to make his conquest backed by one twenty, three fives, four twos, and ninety cents in silver.
SCATTERGOOD BAINESCLARENCE BUDINGTON KELLAND
Jean was to be an architect—God knows why—but Aristide settled it, definitely, off-hand.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
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