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"I must first rest a little," he returned, with a sigh of weariness, as he fell back exhausted upon his rude couch.
MILDRED AT HOMEMARTHA FINLEY
He fell back at sight of them, and took off his hat to Mrs. Saintsbury.
APRIL HOPESWILLIAM DEAN HOWELLS
There was a whiz and a loud report, and the enormous mass of ice heaved upwards in the centre, and fell back in huge fragments.
THE WORLD OF ICER.M. BALLANTYNE
Right off, the natives perceived whut our fellers wanted to do and they fell back and gave 'em elbow-room.
It was understood that many of Von Auffenberg's soldiers, as they fell back, were employed as a garrison for the fortress.
Monsieur Bayou fell back, looking in every face around him, to see what was thought of this.
THE HOUR AND THE MANHARRIET MARTINEAU
And Lady Hartledon dropped the boy, and fell back on the bed, exhausted.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
Suddenly he fell back fainting, and Dicky threw some water in his face, then set a cup of it beside him.
But the girl said that she wouldn't marry him if he was the last man on earth, and he fell back to sulking again.
The man stared at me, and fell back into his chair, with the classical quotation "Ha, ich bin erkannt!"