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King retained some hope as he watched a half dozen waverers hanging back from voting.

When William saw that Franklin was hanging back, he urged his own horse forward.

“There are more risks for the West from hanging back than intervening,” he adds.

What the U.S. really knows about the changeover in Pyongyang—and why Obama is hanging back and hoping.

With Bachmann hanging back, Romney seized control of the tempo in what may have been his strongest performance so far.

He was quiet, and looked uneasy; and he warn't hanging back any, but was doing some of the hurrying himself.

I looked up mildly surprised, and found his head hanging back over his chair and his mouth opened wide.

Nick stood there hanging back till she got out, allowing the servants only to help her.

She came slowly on, like a person in a trance, half hanging back, half drawn with ropes.

Mel joined the surprised and excited throng now, not hanging back, but eager to find out the secret of the great black ship.


On this page you'll find 25 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to hang back, such as: drop back, drop behind, hang fire, hang off, hold back, and hold back/hold off.

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