go back

Definitions

  • Everyone going back home, the knave dragging his stave
    Everyone going back home, the knave dragging his stave
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v go back regain a former condition after a financial loss "We expect the stocks to recover to $2.90","The company managed to recuperate"
    • v go back return in thought or speech to something
    • v go back belong to an earlier time "This story dates back 200 years"
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Quotations

  • Charlie Chaplin
    Charlie%20Chaplin
    “I have no further use for America. I wouldn't go back there if Jesus Christ was President.”
  • Wizard of Oz Movie
    Wizard of Oz Movie
    “I know that if I ever go looking for my heart's desire, I'll never go any further than my own back yard. For if it isn't there, I never really lost it. (Dorothy)”
  • Paul Tsongas
    Paul Tsongas
    “Let's try winning and see what it feels like. If we don't like it, we can go back to our traditions.”
  • Mick Jagger
    Mick Jagger
    “It is all right letting yourself go, as long as you can get yourself back.”
  • Oliver Stone
    Oliver Stone
    “The worst nightmare I ever had about Vietnam was that I had to go back. I woke up in a sweat, in total terror.”
  • Russian Proverb
    Russian Proverb
    “With lies you may go ahead in the world, but you can never go back.”

Usage

In literature:

If I go back after our pocket-books I may lose the chance to see him!
"Dorothy's Travels" by Evelyn Raymond
My father said I should go back no more, and should go to school.
"The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete" by John Forster
Now I have stated exactly the position of things, and, my dear Henry, you are welcome to go back to your work.
"Girls of the Forest" by L. T. Meade
The day was over, and they were going back.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
We go back to our pleasant and varied lives; they go back to their lonely homes, and to their bleak corn-fields.
"A Spoil of Office" by Hamlin Garland
I reckon you'd better go back and give this outfit up as a bad job.
"Cavanaugh: Forest Ranger" by Hamlin Garland
What you goin' do when you go back?
"The Huntress" by Hulbert Footner
You go back to the house and nurse your father that this man shot.
"Crooked Trails and Straight" by William MacLeod Raine
Go back to the others, and leave me in peace.
"The Slave of Silence" by Fred M. White
To go back was now as much out of the question as to go forward.
"The Cryptogram" by James De Mille
If she angered Manfred, she could not dare go back to Michael.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
Let us go back to Adelberto's mansion.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
I wish with all my heart we could go back to the Precious Stones to-night and prepare them for battle.
"Hollyhock" by L. T. Meade
A long, long while and then she must go back.
"A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
For mother's sake I'd rather see him go back to the LaCrosse valley.
"A Son of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
His body screamed at him to go back.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
I came because I wanted to be useful, and if you won't let me, I'll go back.
"Partners of the Out-Trail" by Harold Bindloss
Go back now and keep your eye on Jimmy.
"The Crevice" by William John Burns and Isabel Ostrander
I hope I does, 'case I doan want ter go back ter de County Home.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves, North Carolina Narratives, Part 2" by Work Projects Administration
There can be no going back after that.
"Lady Anna" by Anthony Trollope
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In poetry:

By which the poet, standing among men,
One of themselves, works this,
Is caught from God, but to go back again,
For His
"God Wrapt Him" by Alexander Anderson
"Now that my back is to my home
Could these again be found?"
I looked on him and only said,
"Go on. The world is round."
"On the Disastrous Spread of Aestheticism in all Classes" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
"Now that my back is to my home
Could these again be found?"
I looked on him, and only said,
"Go on. The world is round."
"Envoy" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
With snuffle and sniff and handkerchief,
The folk who loved you not
Will bury you, and go wondering
Back home. And you will rot.
"Lines Written In The Belief That The Ancient Roman Festival Of The Dead Was Called Ambarvalia" by Rupert Brooke
I put my heart to school
In the world, where men grow wise,
"Go out," I said, "and learn the rule;
Come back when you win a prize."
"Two Schools" by Henry Van Dyke
I put my heart to school
In the world where men grow wise:
"Go out," I said, "and learn the rule;
'Come back when you win a prize.'"
"School" by Henry Van Dyke

In news:

"It's like going back to comfort food," Mr Bright said.
This is my 7 month old son in a laundry basket at my mom's house at 8:30 pm trying to get him to go back to sleep with his trigger next to him.
Are You Ready to Go Back to Work.
You go back to training and train, and train, and race again - this time to miss by 30 seconds.
The roots of Mass in the middle of the night on Christmas go back to the sixth century at the Basilica of St Mary Major in Rome.
Susan Spencer-Wendel finds her way forward by going back to where her marriage began.
About six years ago, John Bolton, MD, a pediatrician in San Francisco, wanted to go back to clinical practice after several years in retirement.
Safety looks longingly at going back to the past.
Once the technology is deployed it will be too late to go back.
Going back to Bush era is ludicrous .
Tom Green's Family Roots Go Back to 1897.
When prosecutors set 19 murders before the jurors at James "Whitey" Bulger's coming trial, they will be going back some 40 years.
Removed 40 years ago to make way for a US military base, they still want to go back.
We kept going back and forth so each crayon would melt around the same time.
Chelsea Thornton, accused of murdering her two children, wanted to go back to mental hospital , friend says.
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In science:

The following result, and its proof seem to go back to Poincar´e.
A norm on homology of surfaces and counting simple geodesics
For this, we go back for a moment to the original random spin-1 chain and review an intuitive construction that leads to the effective model in terms of spin-1/2 variables only.
Dynamics and transport in random quantum systems governed by strong-randomness fixed points
Going back to the original variables the microscopic region corresponds to the region of large eigenvalues λ = N 2Λ in the power-like tail.
Free Random Levy Matrices
Let us go back to the energy density of spinor field.
On the role of $\Lambda$-term in the evolution of Bianchi-I cosmological model with nonlinear spinor field
The prove is based on the classification of R-minimal real rational surfaces going back to A.
Real Rational Surfaces Are Quasi-Simple
Let us go back to the example of Section 1.1, where the random variables xi were uniformly distributed in [0, 1].
Harmonic mean, random polynomials and stochastic matrices
Go back one step and then to the right point.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
Going back to the metric (3), the question arises whether it admits other Killing fields and, if this is the case, what is the complete Killing algebra.
On the SO(2,1) symmetry in General Relativity
Let us go back to curvature coordinates (1) which are more convenient when one wants to study also the case of non-vanishing pressure.
Static charged perfect fluid spheres in general relativity
Let us go back to figure 1 to identify the MA designs.
Minimum aberration designs of resolution III
Similarly, when ˜µ = ˜µmin one has to go back to the ergodic solution.
Embedding a Native State into a Random Heteropolymer Model: The Dynamic Approach
Let us go back to the proof of proposition 3.1.
Classification of some simple graded pre-Lie algebras of growth one
If necessary, we go back to D itself : D is an n-cycle.
Obtaining hamilton cicuits in graphs and digraphs
Now we can go back to the manifold description of the previous subsection.
The cosmological origin of time-asymmetry
Now we can go back to Subsection VIII.B in order to see how the notions of that subsection are related with decoherence.
The cosmological origin of time-asymmetry
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