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 Meanings and Examples of SETBACK
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setback
 n.  unanticipated or sudden check in progress; change from better to worse; obstacle, delay, or disadvantage
Classic Sentence:
1  He realised that this was the first unambiguous setback he had suffered from these people.
The Trial By Franz Kafka
Get Context   In Chapter Three In the empty Courtroom - The Student - The ...
2  It was of course nothing to worry about, he accepted the setback only because he was looking for a fight.
The Trial By Franz Kafka
Get Context   In Chapter Three In the empty Courtroom - The Student - The ...
Example Sentence:
1  The move represents a setback for the Middle East peace process.
2  The December elections were a major setback for the party.
3  The breakdown in talks represents a temporary setback in the peace process.
4  I wouldn't have scheduled the conference if I thought it would cause you a setback.
5  A business plan also allows investors to visualize the big picture, which helps maintain focus on the goals rather than on any minor setback.