running back

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n running back (football) a back on the offensive team (a fullback or halfback) who tries to advance the ball by carrying it on plays from the line of scrimmage
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Quotations

  • Denis Diderot
    Denis%20Diderot
    “The infant runs toward it with its eyes closed, the adult is stationary, the old man approaches it with his back turned.”
  • Proverb
    Proverb
    “It is better to run back than run the wrong way.”
  • Horace
    Horace
    “You may drive out nature with a pitchfork, yet she'll be constantly running back.”

Usage

In literature:

Sue, however, made up her mind as soon as she saw an alligator to run back as far as she could.
"Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue in the Sunny South" by Laura Lee Hope
The latter stopped her car and came running back to see what had happened.
"The Outdoor Girls at Bluff Point" by Laura Lee Hope
It was about half an hour after Mun Bun and Margy had gone to play on the shore of the creek that Margy came running back alone.
"Six Little Bunkers at Uncle Fred's" by Laura Lee Hope
But if I should I wouldn't want to run back home until I had something to show for my efforts.
"The Moving Picture Girls in War Plays" by Laura Lee Hope
Run back to your hills.
"A Son of the Hills" by Harriet T. Comstock
And if you tell, Rosemary, I'll run away, as far off as I can run away, and never, never come back.
"Rosemary" by Josephine Lawrence
I said that I would run back for him, as he had probably stopped to talk with the shoemaker.
"A Jolly Fellowship" by Frank R. Stockton
I would have run away, but if I had come back to Detroit everybody would have laughed and my father would have beaten me.
"A Little Girl in Old Detroit" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
As soon as they had done their work, all should run back, when the signal is given.
"At the Point of the Bayonet" by G. A. Henty
Sometimes his slaves would run away but they allus come back.
"Slave Narratives, Oklahoma" by Various
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In poetry:

She had two bows that way, so when
She went acrost the sound
She could, to oncet, run back ag’in
Without a-turnin’ round.
"The Tearful Tale Of Captain Dan" by Ellis Parker Butler
"Run, my child; still he's in sight!
Only look well to his track;
Little Shadow, run like the light,
He misses you at his back!"
"Master and Boy" by George MacDonald
"Then back the frighted Warders hied,
The Captain ran himself, but cried—
"Stop lads a little bit, an pray,
"An' dunno' let us run away."
"The Watch And Ward." by Samuel Bamford
He counts them over one by one,
And leads them back by cliff and steep,
To grassy hills where dawn is wide,
And they may run and skip and leap.
"Pan" by Francis Ledwidge
"While I run over to Widow Brown's;
Her son, from the mines, has just got back.
I don't believe he's a cent in his purse,
Young men are so shiftless now, alack!
"Phoebe's Wooing" by Horatio Alger Jr
And Dick sounded his fiddle and tried to turn them back,
And the sound caused the wolves to leap back in a crack,
When Dick took to his heels at full run,
But now poor Dick's danger was only begun:
"Saved" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Jefferson, a junior running back, carried 31 times for 170 yards as the Wolf Pack (3-1, 1-0 Mountain West) snapped a seven-game losing streak in Honolulu dating back to 1948.
Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch runs the ball against New York Jets safety Yeremiah Bell, left, and cornerback Kyle Wilson in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov 11, 2012, in Seattle.
A few years ago, there was a rumor that Georgia head coach Mark Richt said his program needed a " home run hitter" at running back.
The Arizona Cardinals have a drastic shortage of running backs, just when they are about to meet a Buffalo Bills defense that has been highly susceptible to the run.
(AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have a drastic shortage of running backs, just when they are about to meet a Buffalo Bills defense that has been highly susceptible to the run.
Six running backs were drafted ahead of Ravens rookie running back Bernard Pierce last spring.
Craig Cappy North Gwinnett running back Cam Lewis (2) runs behind the block of Devondre Seymour (70) as he blocks Johns Creek's Cody Hardage (10) during Friday's game.
Oregon running back Kenjon Barner runs the ball in the first half of Saturday's game against Stanford.
"Everybody knows we're going to run the ball with 25 back there," offensive coordinator Brian Daboll said of running back Jamaal Char...
Connecticut Huskies running back Martin Hyppolite is tripped up by Rutgers Scarlet Knights defensive back Logan Ryan (bottom right).
Auburn running back Mike Blakely (22) is wrapped up by Alabama A&M defensive back Chris Ervin (36) Saturday, Nov 17, 2012, in Auburn, Ala.
A big run by Cougars running back Adam Perez was the spark that fueled Santa Maria to a road win at 1st-year program Corpus Christi London .
Running backs coach Ollie Wilson watches the long-run highlight reel with Mathews and Ronnie Brown.
The feet of Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and running back Marshawn Lynch were enough to outrun those of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.
Keenan running back Peter Easaw’s 96-yard touchdown run along the left sideline electrified the homecoming crowd at Bolden Stadium on Friday night.
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In science:

To reduce distortion in the read back voltages, Tang and Bahl introduced Run-Length Limited (RLL) sequences .
A Constrained Random Demodulator for Sub-Nyquist Sampling
But if the system is run all the ways back, the initial state is sufficiently distinct that Alice’s vision is good enough, and she can recover xb in polynomial time.
Black Hole Complementarity and the Harlow-Hayden Conjecture
O(cid:0)e−µǫ/2(cid:1) , where Γ[µǫ ] is the subcontour that runs along the lower edge of the negative axis from −µǫ to the circle u = eiθ and back to −µǫ on the top edge of the axis.
The birth of the giant component
F (t) into contour integral, where contour runs first from ∞ to 1 over t axis and then back - from 1 to ∞ (see Fig. 3).
On the physical mechanisms of relaxation time distribution in disordered dielectrics
For this purpose we have back extrapolated the run of the surface densities of the stars and the gas as well as the stellar velocity dispersion.
The evolution of the Milky Way monitored in the solar neighbourhood
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