feed back

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v feed back respond to a query or outcome
    • v feed back submit (information) again to a program or automatic system
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Quotations

  • Ronald Reagan
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    “To sit back hoping that someday, some way, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the crocodile, hoping he will eat you last -- but eat you he will.”

Usage

In literature:

He would not go back to his feeding, however.
"The Watchers of the Trails" by Charles G. D. Roberts
To speed to-day, to be put back to-morrow, To feed on hope, to pine with fear and sorrow.
"Notes and Queries, Number 215, December 10, 1853" by Various
The feed-back or regenerative circuit of Fig.
"Letters of a Radio-Engineer to His Son" by John Mills
He lives in the gum trees, feeds upon gum leaves, and loves his mother who carries him on her back and is very fond of him.
"Cole's Funny Picture Book No. 1" by Edward William Cole
Den, after 'while de white man would steal ole John back and bring him home and feed him good, den sell him again.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves." by Work Projects Administration
Were obliged to send back for feed for our horses.
"Our Battery" by Orlando P. Cutter
I'll feed them and clothe them and have them taught till they are big enough to come back and help you.
"Grenfell: Knight-Errant of the North" by Fullerton Waldo
No one answered a knock at the front door, so I went to the back, and caught "Barley" feeding a group of chickens.
"The Brightener" by C. N. Williamson
But he finds dat's a' right; he can get out easy yet, so he go back an' he has mo' feed.
"Old Hendrik's Tales" by Arthur Owen Vaughan
Take me back to London, old fellow, and feed me, without you want to stay.
"Thereby Hangs a Tale" by George Manville Fenn
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In poetry:

When Mussolini challenged us,
He knew the weakness of the men;
To feed and pat them on the back
Was all, to get them in the pen.
"The Brutal Crime" by Marcus Mosiah Garvey
"Spring-germs, spring-germs,
I charge you by your life, go back to death.
This glebe is sick, this wind is foul of breath.
Stay: feed the worms.
"Tyranny." by Sidney Lanier
I care not who were vicious back of me,
No shadow of their sins on me is shed.
My will is greater than heredity.
I am no worm to feed upon the dead.
"Freedom" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
We are they that have to cope
With time till time retire;
We live on hopeless hope,
We feed on tears and fire;
Time, foot by foot, gives back before our sheer desire.
"A Marching Song" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Each morn I bash him on the head
And hide him out of sight.
Full, sure, indeed, that he is dead;
But back he comes each night,
And on the lotus buds we feed
When bread and butter is my need.
"The Corpse That Won't Lie Still" by C J Dennis
The tree of faith ingraffed by priests
Puts its foul foliage out above thee,
And round it feed man-eating beasts
Because of whom we dare not love thee;
Though hearts reach back and memories ache,
We cannot praise thee for their sake.
"Before A Crucifix" by Algernon Charles Swinburne

In news:

HOUSTON — A University of Houston defensive back left a hospital Monday, six days after a hit in practice tore a major vein that feeds his heart and left him in critical condition.
"You pull the bolt back, it feeds a cartridge into the chamber area of the barrel," said Stephanie Steward, FDLE forensics supervisor.
CNN's iReport posted that Greg Taylor of Mandeville, Louisiana sent his family to Alabama to avoid Hurricane Isaac and after they left, he went back to feed the family fish.
Pound cake dates back to colonial times and was the basic cake folks made whenever they wanted a plain, not too sweet dessert that would stay fresh and would feed the multitudes.
Think you know the frequency that's feeding back, but can't seem to squash it.
Taxpayer-backed free lunch program feeds controversy in California.
Taxpayer-backed free lunch program feeds kids in need -- and those who aren't.
You can celebrate the Edison Festival of Light and help feed the hungry by attending "Mrs. Edison's Hymn Sing" Tuesday, Feb. Back to Article.
We want your "feed" back.
(CBS News) The election is over and we can get back to the "serious business" of cat videos, amazing technology, geek culture, music and all other things viral here at The Feed.
The website for the iPad, which had been announced back in January, is up and running as of today, founder Hugh Hefner revealed on his Twitter feed.
A northern New York postmaster who stole more than $51,000 in money orders to feed a heroin addiction has been sentenced to nine months in prison and must pay back the money.
Saginaw Township Community Schools, which feeds about 7,000 students each day, plans to dump or send back a half-ton of meat because of the largest beef recall in US history.
Some of the money that Pennsylvanians have been feeding into the slot machine s across the commonwealth could be going back into their pockets in the form of property tax relief.
This is a ground filter, UL listed and prevents a feed back loop or ground strikes that causes false alarms or case ground strikes that blow out the panel PC board.
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In science:

At the start of a series of experiments, the user must set up the lock power and the gain and phase of the lock feed-back signal.
Experimental Quantum Computation with Nuclear Spins in Liquid Solution
The results of testing will feed back to the choices of numerical methods for addressing the physics.
On Validating an Astrophysical Simulation Code
Massive disks are susceptible to gravitational instabilities, which can induce mass accretion and hence feed back on the gravitational potential.
Millimetre Science with the Upgraded Australia Telescope
This is as expected unless there is physics (eg., burning) in the simulation whereby the initial transients can feed back into the long-term evolution.
Mapping Initial Hydrostatic Models in Godunov Codes
It is not clear what this implies, but it can potentially introduce non-physical, stabilizing feed-back, since each current-filament is feeding itself.
Gamma-Ray Bursts, Collisionless Shocks and Synthetic Spectra
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