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backing
 n.  financial resources provided to make some project possible
 n.  the act of providing approval and support
Classic Sentence: (106 in 8 pages)
1  The cat, profiting by this unusual demonstration, tried to effect an unnoticed retreat, and in doing so backed into the pickle-dish, which fell to the floor with a crash.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IV
2  It was not till he led out the sorrel and backed him between the shafts of the sleigh that he once more became conscious of what he was doing.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IX
3  He backed his big red horse and then, putting spurs to his side, lifted him easily over the split rail fence into the soft field of Gerald O'Hara's plantation.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
4  Well, Ma fainted when I said that about spavins, but I stood firm and Grandma backed me up.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
5  She pressed her hands hard against her skirts, so they would not rustle and backed out as stealthily as an animal.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
6  Uncle Peter, preoccupied with the conversation behind him, had driven past the Merriwether carriage block and he backed up the horse.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
7  Melly and Carreen whispered that the soldier guest should have a share and Scarlett, backed by Suellen and Mammy, hissed to Pork to hide it quickly.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
8  The Bureau was backed up by the soldiers and the military had issued many and conflicting orders governing the conduct of the conquered.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
9  The captain and the sergeant backed out, Hugh Elsing with them, and she slammed the door behind them.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLV
10  For too many years Scarlett had seen the Republicans, backed up by the force of the Yankee Army, in power in Georgia to believe Rhett's light words.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LVIII
11  They backed off and tried to rehearse.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
12  Connie backed away round the corner of the house, and hurried away to the wood.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 6
13  A young servant-girl backed down the passage, shy and awkward.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 10
14  She backed on to the bridge, reversed, let the car run forwards a few yards along the road, then backed into the lane, under a wych-elm tree, crushing the grass and bracken.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 16
15  She backed slowly round the curve, out of sight of the road, locked the car, and got down.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 16
Example Sentence: (40 in 3 pages)
1  My family backed me up throughout the court case.
2  The project is being backed by a letter of credit from Lasalle Bank.
3  The data is stored on a hard disk and backed up on a floppy disk.
4  This theory needs to be backed up with solid empirical data/evidence.
5  Liberal Democrat leader Mike Storey backed the inquiry into the passing of the information to a private company.
6  It is upsetting to discover that you have backed a loser.
7  The Secretary General says the declaration must now be backed up by concrete and effective actions.
8  Eventually, Roberto backed down and apologized.
9  He stepped forward and she backed away in alarm.
10  The girl backed away from the fierce dog.
11  She saw that he had a gun and backed away.
12  Most of the lawmakers who met with the president yesterday said they backed the mission.
13  The crowd backed away to let the wounded man pass through.
14  Madonna backed out of the project after much wrangling.
15  His nomination, while strongly backed by the President, has received tepid support in the Senate.