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It was forbidden to be eaten, and seen as having powers that beat back “demons and sorcerers” as well as “misfortune.”

The Oregon Democrat shares his plans to beat back Big Brother with his libertarian Kentucky colleague.

But she beat back a primary challenger handily—with some outside support.

A similar dynamic unfolded in 2000, when Al Gore needed everything to beat back Bill Bradley in New York.

On November 19, the White House was able to beat back the Ayotte amendment.

Presently he came across the street and walked alongside of me awhile as I paced my beat back and forth.

Though outnumbered seven to one they beat back four assaults in the course of seven days.

He tried to beat back his grief, but presently tears rolled out of his eyes.

They followed him, and for a while, at least, beat back the enemy with their curtle-axes.

Many times did the strange warriors try to beat back our men, and as many times did they fail.


On this page you'll find 58 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to beat back, such as: chase away, confront, drive away, drive off, fend off, and hold back/hold off.

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