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noun as in amount


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By any measure, this accident will have set back the development program by years.

Leonard talks about the private schools we pass and the expensive homes set back in the woods.

Or he would have me jump in his car if we were going from set back to basecamp for lunch.

Being forced into poverty is a shock to them, and they are initially set back on their heels.

To get your skill set back, you should be with an older woman—like Don Jon with Esther (Moore).

On the opposite side of the stream, set back about thirty paces from the brink, stood a granite boulder.

The Darwood farmhouse set back from the road, among some cedar trees.

In order to shew the riming more clearly, I have 'set back' the 3rd, 6th, and 7th lines of each stanza.

Set back on the middle of two lots, it was, with a cement drive sloping up from the street to the garage backed against the alley.

She had finished her polishing and set back the silver, to eye it with a critical and delighted gaze.

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On this page you'll find 29 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to set-back, such as: budget, cost, damage, expense, extent, and lot.

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