lean back

Definitions

  • Dad Leaned Against a Lamp Post and Scratched his Back 364
    Dad Leaned Against a Lamp Post and Scratched his Back 364
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v lean back move the upper body backwards and down
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Quotations

  • Edwin Markham
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    “Bowed by the weight of centuries he leans upon his hoe and gazes on the ground, the emptiness of ages in his face, and on his back the burden of the world.”

Usage

In literature:

When several minutes again passed and no further sound came, Jack leaned back in despair.
"The Young Railroaders" by Francis Lovell Coombs
After he had gone, Dick leaned back in his chair with a puzzled frown.
"Brandon of the Engineers" by Harold Bindloss
Then, leaning back in his chair, he spoke.
"Frank of Freedom Hill" by Samuel A. Derieux
Lady Ingleby leaned back against the cushions.
"The Mistress of Shenstone" by Florence L. Barclay
Dalrymple solemnly filled the glasses and then leaned back in his chair.
"Casa Braccio, Volumes 1 and 2 (of 2)" by F. Marion Crawford
June wound the reins round her hands and leaned back, arms and strong thin wrists taut.
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine
The singer leaned back against the cushions.
"The Place of Honeymoons" by Harold MacGrath
She leaned back in her chair.
"Anna the Adventuress" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
I leaned back and shouted, "Here we are, Colonel," in the slumbering warrior's ear.
"The Motor Pirate" by George Sidney Paternoster
Leonora simply nodded and leaned back from the table.
"The Blue Germ" by Martin Swayne
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In poetry:

LEAN BACK, and get some minutes’ peace;
Let your head lean
Back to the shoulder with its fleece
Of locks, Faustine.
"Faustine" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
If Thou shouldst bring me back to life
More humbled I should be;
More wise, more strengthened for the strife,
More apt to lean on Thee.
"Last Lines" by Anne Bronte
If Thou shouldst bring me back to life,
More humbled I should be;
More wise—more strengthened for the strife—
More apt to lean on Thee.
""I hoped, that with the brave and strong..."" by Anne Bronte
Than wander back to life, and lean
On our frail love once more.
'Tis sweet, as year by year we lose
Friends out of sight, in faith to muse
How grows in Paradise our store.
"Burial" by John Keble
Come back with me to the first of all,
Let us lean and love it over again,
Let us now forget and now recall,
Break the rosary in a pearly rain,
And gather what we let fall!
"By The Fire-Side" by Robert Browning
Then the Son of Mary did o'er her lean.
"Poor mother, thy tears have washed thee clean.
Thy last poor pains, they will soon be done,
And My Mother shall give thee back thy son."
"Mary Of Magdala" by Edith Nesbit

In news:

Marc Romero leans too far back and skips across the lake, his water ski flat to the sky.
Leaning on US, Philippines boldly pushes back on China in sea dispute.
Romania Backs Left-Leaning Coalition .
Liao leans back in his insulated guard booth in front of a massive factory 69 miles southeast of Beijing.
Enlarge Chris Clark chrisclark@mlive.com Suspect Roderick Melton, leans back during a preliminary hearing in the Veto St assault and robbery case Wednesday, June 20, 2012.
When the bull dives forward , you lean back.
Notre Dame starting running back Cierre Wood is leaning toward entering the NFL draft and not returning to the Irish for his senior season.
The Wizards hope to have Nene back for the opener so they can lean on him while John Wall is out.
But the NHL's offer was met with cautious optimism by NHL players, with Blues forward David Backes explaining why he's leaning heavily on the cautious side.
Leaning forward on your planted feet, both of you lunge back and forth for a slow, upright romp.
The new statement leans on recommendations released last year by US vaccine advisers and updates the previous stance of the AAP, which until now had only backed routine vaccination for girls.
In revisiting this classic, we put the meat back in the "loaf" by using ultra-lean ground beef and turkey.
Aerospace OEMs Back A Lean Sea Change .
Aerospace OEMs Back A Lean Sea Change.
Lean slightly forward, keeping your back straight and your hands on your thighs.
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In science:

The gas shoots up before the arm, forming an forward leaning shock, and falls back down after the arm, generating a secondary shock.
3D MHD Modeling of the Gaseous Structure of the Galaxy: Description of the Simulations
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