background

[ bak-ground ]SEE DEFINITION OF background

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BACKGROUND

He wanted to use the old city as a background for his own newly-acquired glory.

He had sat in the background, but he had found both money and energy.

But he did not have the work acted; it was sung in costume with a background of appropriate scenery.

She was standing against a background of blooming hollyhocks.

With Linda lay the advantage by far, since she had Marian's letters for a background.

The throb of these sounds was as a background to the evening--fierce, passionate, barbaric.

It was decent of Winkleman to keep himself in the background just at first.

They stand on the eminence that forms the background of my present view.

In the background the cabby loitered, gnawed by insatiable curiosity.

Quite a pastoral scene, with a background of river and windmill!

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