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 Meanings and Examples of BACK
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back
 ad.  in, into, or towards a previous place or condition, or an earlier time
 n.  the rear part of the human body especially from the neck to the end of the spine
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  He sat down with his back against a tree.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
2  He mayn't come back till autumn or winter.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
3  Martha had, in fact, hurried back after she had removed the dinner service.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
4  She threw herself back on her pillow and buried her face.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
5  He dropped back on his pillow and lay there with an odd expression on his face.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
6  And then he lay back on his cushion and was still, as if he were thinking.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
7  He lay back on his cushion and paused thoughtfully.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
8  She ran back to the house as quickly as her feet would carry her.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
9  I made them put me back in bed this afternoon.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
10  My back ached and my head ached and I was tired.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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11  In spite of his invalid back Colin sat up in bed in quite a healthy rage.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
12  by the time he had come back with the Duchess, it had entirely.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland By Lewis Carroll
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII. The Queen's Croquet-Ground
13  looking for it, while the rest of the party went back to the game.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland By Lewis Carroll
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII. The Queen's Croquet-Ground
14  It was a poor thin back to look at when it was bared.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
15  His back is weak because he won't try to sit up.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
Example Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
16  We had to trudge up the track back to the station.
17  Turn over or your back will get sunburnt.
18  Pay somebody back in his own coin.
19  Ill comes often on the back of worse.
20  Poverty on an old man's back is a heavy burden.
21  Misers put their back and their belly into their pockets.
22  One cannot put back the clock.
23  Scratch my back and I'll scratch yours.
24  A nice wife and a back door will soon make a rich man poor.
25  When an opportunity is neglected, it never comes back to you.
26  I lay on my back and looked up at the stars.
27  The army must give power back to the legitimate government.
28  The back of my neck throbbed painfully.
29  Straighten your back - try not to slouch.
30  Macmillan wrote back saying that he could certainly help.