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The victims ranged in age from 1 to 93 years old, were of all races and came from various backgrounds.

Prosecutors allege Caldwell used his military and law enforcement background to plan violence — including possible snipers and weapons stashed on a boat along the Potomac River — weeks ahead of the Capitol insurrection.

He explains that, because of his background in chemistry, he was aware that any chemical compond can be broken down with the right solvent.

The algorithm disregards irrelevant data, like types of backgrounds and model’s skin tones.

It’s not often that people are able to snap a picture of an urban cougar, but no mountain lion photo may be more iconic than the 2013 image of a male cougar, prowling at night with the Hollywood sign in the background.

“We saw his background and he was a Bronx guy and we started breaking the case,” Boyce says.

The following page details a tribute gag the Simpsons team inserted into the background of a scene.

But there's a ton of value for me in my background and my history, and losing it would be a shame.

Desert Golfing is the gaming equivalent of putting TV on in the background.

But, but … there was a token black girl in the background, Target cried in its defense!

There is always in the background of my mind dread lest help should reach the enemy before we have done with Sedd-el-Bahr.

But she was young enough and pretty enough to pay little heed to pose or background.

Against the blue background of the sky, green hill-tops trace an undulant line.

There was an exclamation of horror in the background, and Monsieur de Gaubert thrust himself forward.

The banks of the river are flat, and fringed with underwood and young trees; the background is formed by ranges of hills.


On this page you'll find 60 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to background, such as: backdrop, culture, education, environment, history, and practice.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.