take back

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v take back cause someone to remember the past "This photo takes me back to the good old days"
    • v take back take back what one has said "He swallowed his words"
    • v take back move text to the previous line; in printing
    • v take back bring back to the point of departure
    • v take back regain possession of something
    • v take back resume a relationship with someone after an interruption, as in a wife taking back her husband
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Quotations

  • Mary Bly
    Mary Bly
    “Dogs come when they are called; cats take a message and get back to you.”
  • Charles De Gaulle
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    “Faced with crisis, the man of character falls back on himself. He imposes his own stamp of action, takes responsibility for it, makes it his own.”
  • William O. Douglas
    William%20O.%20Douglas
    “The constitution is not neutral. It was designed to take the government off the backs of people.”
  • Ezra Pound
    Ezra%20Pound
    “You let me throw the bricks through the front window. You go in at the back and take the swag.”
  • Russell (Wayne) Baker
    Russell (Wayne) Baker
    “Life is always walking up to us and saying, 'Come on in, the living's fine,' and what do we do? Back off and take its picture.”
  • Earl Wilson
    Earl Wilson
    “Money in the bank is like toothpaste in the tube. Easy to take out, hard to put back.”

Idioms

Take a back seat - If you take a back seat to something or someone, you are surbordinate.
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Usage

In literature:

Henceforth I'll take good care you're not at my back.
"Lords of the North" by A. C. Laut
Frederick had gone to get the rig to take them back to the squatter settlement.
"The Secret of the Storm Country" by Grace Miller White
He wont stop his vessel and take us back for nothing, will he?
"A Jolly Fellowship" by Frank R. Stockton
Plenty of wreaths for us to take back.
"The Best Short Stories of 1917" by Various
I take you out ze back way and down ze little rue which take us to the quay.
"The Ocean Cat's Paw" by George Manville Fenn
Besides, we must get a cargo to take back.
"Steve Young" by George Manville Fenn
Dem days chillun had to take a back seat.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
Oh, father, darling, take me quick, and never let me come back to this old house again.
"'Me and Nobbles'" by Amy Le Feuvre
And all that they tried, and all that they did, even to taking the money back to the old man, was of no avail.
"Russian Fairy Tales" by W. R. S. Ralston
Then two more hands urged me to take back for safe keeping the wages they had just received.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
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In poetry:

So now,
Losing the three last night,
Takeing them back today,
Dripping and dark the woods . . .
"Poetry" by Ernest Hemingway
For the old friends unforgotten,
For the young thou hast not known,
I speak their heart-warm greeting;
Come back and take thy own!
"A Welcome To Lowell" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Lord of all Life! When my hours are done,
Take me and make me anew--
And give me back to the earth and the sun,
And the sky's unlimited blue.
"A Pagan Prayer" by Virna Sheard
Here, to thy bosom, mother Earth,
Take back, in peace, what thou hast given;
And all that is of heavenly birth,
O God, in peace, recall to Heaven.
"Hymns For Dedication V" by John Pierpont
"The sons that come back do be restless,
They search for the thing to say;
Then they take thought like the swallows,
And the morrow brings them away.
"Interior" by Padraic Colum
“Take me," I cried, "back to my island home;
Sweet bird, my soul shall ride between thy wings ";
For my lone spirit wide his pinions spread, '
And home and home and home he ever sings.
"A Bird From The West" by Dora Sigerson Shorter

In news:

Vans Warped Tour 2012: Yellowcard, Lost Prophets , Taking Back Sunday, Polar Bear Club.
Taking Back Our Country from the Religious Right.
If you want to take back your public lands then please take a second to VOTE YES on the Wall Street Journal online poll.
Republican hopes for taking back the Senate this year have absorbed a variety of blows in the past several months.
Take Back NYU, Bring a Receipt .
"Whose gonna take back those stories".
Publicist Ty Largo reflects on the times you wish you could take back the last.
Do you have a tattoo you wish you could take back.
Bulls to Take Back the Reins .
Battered Israel relieved to take back seat on Iran sanctions.
John Boehner is suggesting that Democrats have a one in three chance of taking back the House of Representatives in 2012.
The Palo Alto company will take back old Roadsters and give the owners a credit on their new sedans.
Local Republican leaders weigh in on Democrats taking back majority.
The Rock promises to take back WWE title.
Bond girls, gadgets take back seat in new 007 film.
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In science:

Since Xn → +∞, P − a.s., if the random walk takes a step to the left from any layer n (n ≤ 0) to layer n − 1 , it must come back finally from layer n − 1 to layer n , therefore |Un | = |U′ n |, P − a.s..
Branching structure for the transient random walk on a strip in a random environment
In that case, the agent can decide where an edge leads simply by moving along the edge and then counting the number of moves along the boundary that it takes to get back to v(cid:63) (cf.
Simple Agents Learn to Find Their Way: An Introduction on Mapping Polygons
For the first step, we need to extend the label of each arc in such a way that the agent can identify which arc to use in order to back-track a move. A straightforward way of doing that is to take the standard labeling for the basic agent (cf.
Simple Agents Learn to Find Their Way: An Introduction on Mapping Polygons
The period is simply the time it takes at speed c to travel the full wavelength, that is, to go from a to −a and back to a.
Relativistic Springs
In order to extend ϕi to ZS we take one step back and homotope the path hγi to be constant outside the interval where the 2-handle corresponding to γi is attached.
On 4-Manifolds, Folds and Cusps
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