set-back

NOUN
  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. Telegraph.co.uk: 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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