go back on

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v go back on fail to fulfill a promise or obligation "She backed out of her promise"
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Quotations

  • Ronald Reagan
    Ronald%20Reagan
    “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.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “To live is to go on a journey; to die is to come back home.”
  • Marie Osmond
    Marie Osmond
    “If you're going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now.”

Usage

In literature:

We will go on to the end of the loch as I promised your sister, and try what we can do when we come back.
"Norman Vallery" by W.H.G. Kingston
To go on were as easy as to go back; and go on he must.
"A Son of Hagar" by Sir Hall Caine
Yet the course of Amalgamated was one continuous going back on words.
"Frenzied Finance" by Thomas W. Lawson
If he comes clear, without a scratch on him, I'll go back, but if he don't I'll never see that state again.
"The Jucklins" by Opie Read
On the Wednesday Mary Lowther was to go back to Loring.
"The Vicar of Bullhampton" by Anthony Trollope
Should he keep on or should he go back?
"Jim Spurling, Fisherman" by Albert Walter Tolman
And I shrank back beside the waterproof and let the others go on.
"Friendship Village" by Zona Gale
I cannot go back, I must go forward: now I must keep on loving you or be shipwrecked.
"Northern Lights" by Gilbert Parker
But he could not go back on his word.
"Crooked Trails and Straight" by William MacLeod Raine
But it would take longer to go back, now, than to keep on.
"From the Car Behind" by Eleanor M. Ingram
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In poetry:

If I should see your eyes again,
I know how far their look would go —
Back to a morning in the park
With sapphire shadows on the snow.
"Jewels" by Sara Teasdale
Go away, Death!
You have come too soon.
To sunshine and song I but just awaken,
And the dew on my heart is undried and unshaken;
Come back at noon.
"Go Away, Death!" by Alfred Austin
Now if we go, we must take the night—
We're sure to die if we come in sight—
The blood-hounds will be on our track,
And wo to us if they fetch us back.
"A Song For Freedom" by Anonymous Americas
Go away, Death!
See, it still is light.
Over earth broods a quiet more blissful than glee,
And the beauty of sadness lies low on the sea;
Come back at night.
"Go Away, Death!" by Alfred Austin
Here Noey's father called and sent him on
Some errand. "Wait," he said--"I won't be gone
A half a' hour.--Take Bud, and go on in
Where Jason is, tel I git back agin."
"At Noey's House" by James Whitcomb Riley
Three waves of the sea came up on the wind to me!
One said:
"Away! he is dead!
Upon my foam I have flung his head!
Go back to your cote, you shall never wed!--
(Nor he!)"
"Sea-Mad" by Cale Young Rice

In news:

McCartney and Springsteen concert cut short , The Who going back on tour.
If you are going over your checklist to get your student back to college, put Meijer on your list for lots of options for dorm or apartment living.
On the back of the discoveries on Wednesday of the 2 missing Evansdale girls, Lyric and Elizabeth, another Iowa family knows what the two families are going through.
Reading the scholarly theories on going back in time—which, by the way, might be possible.
After already playing 33 holes at the Singapore Open on Sunday, the last thing Matteo Manassero probably wanted was to go back on the course for a playoff hole.
Tiawanda Moore, 20, a former stripper, lives on the South Side and dreams of going back to school and starting a new life.
"The LDP seems like they're saying, 'Let's go back to the good old days,'" Rea said, by spending heavily on construction.
Olympics tickets go back on sale after empty seat embarrassment .
A house in Phoenix designed by Frank Lloyd Wright will go back on the market at the previously listed $2.4 million price.
"I wish I could go back in time," Wayne Coyne yelps on the Flaming Lips' 12th record.
As I pondered the upcoming election and looked back on the previous three-plus years, it became obvious that we are going in the wrong direction.
Romney said Obama followed his advice and let General Motors Co. And Chrysler Group LLC go bankrupt, "a process that was necessary to get those companies back on their feet," he said.
When you go to bed on Saturday night, be sure to turn your clocks back one hour.
Bend animal clinic has feline back on his feet and nearly ready to go home.
Nexus 4, is set to go back on sale at noon after selling out earlier this month.
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In science:

Going back to an interpretation of the elements of ˜BΣ as operators on HΣ or HΣ is less straightforward than in the purely bosonic case.
A positive formalism for quantum theory in the general boundary formulation
Excited random walks go back to Benjamini and Wilson and have been further studied and extended among others by Zerner in [20, 21], by Basdevant and Singh in [2, 3] and by Kosygina and Zerner in . A survey on ERW is given by Kosygina and Zerner in .
Recurrence and transience of critical branching processes in random environment with immigration and an application to excited random walks
First, the probability to go into back-off is based on a subset of all customers.
Queues with random back-offs
Now by applying the operator U on this configuration; then going back to the Type II A, we will find the mirror theory which is equivalent to the first one we began with in the strong coupling limit.
On the Brane Configuration of $N=(4,4)$ 2D supersymmetric gauge theory
Let us now go back to Penrose’s hypothesis on the mechanism underlying quantum state reduction discussed in the subsection 4.2 above, and retrace the steps of that subsection within the present strictlyNewtonian scenario.
Why the Quantum Must Yield to Gravity
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