1. structure where a wall or building narrows abruptly
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How To Use set-back In A Sentence

  • Don't give up! It's not over. The universe is balanced. Every set-back bears with it the seeds of a come-back. Steve Maraboli 
  • Because Confucianism is immensely old, it has experienced set-backs and resurrections before.
  • The fifth round of the term asset-backed securities loan facility (TALF) in support of CMBS was held by the New York Fed just last Wednesday, to no avail for new CMBS issuance. Investors and Stuy Town
  • The temporary set-back followed hot on the heels of a mixed week for RealNetworks.
  • Defeat in the by-election is a major set-back to the ruling party.
  • At least in the long term (the cold of last winter was a set-back), the charming little Dartford warbler, predominantly grey and dusky pink, a lover of heather and gorse, which is at the northern edge of its range in Britain, should become commoner as the climate becomes warmer. news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph
  • The conservation programme was suffered a set-back last year when the Wolong Reserve was devastated in the Sichuan earthquake.
  • There is now a relative advantage to raising funds through guaranteed bank paper versus the asset-backed markets," said Christopher Flanagan, managing director at JPMorgan.
  • The judgment - in a fight over investments that Judge Newbould calls "byzantine" - provides a look inside the collapse of Canada's $30-billion asset-backed commercial paper ABCP market, which seized up as the first signs of the global financial crisis began to set in four years ago. The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed
  • Paradoxically, his inarticulate speech and inchoate thinking vividly express his frustration and anger: he has no skills with which to cope effectively with the inevitable set-backs of his life.
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