backward and forward


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Adv.1.backward and forward - moving from one place to another and back againbackward and forward - moving from one place to another and back again; "he traveled back and forth between Los Angeles and New York"; "the treetops whipped to and fro in a frightening manner"; "the old man just sat on the porch and rocked back and forth all day"
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And business so handled, at several sittings or meetings, goeth commonly backward and forward in an unsteady manner.
The Sheep, much against his will, carried her backward and forward for a long time, and at last said, "If you had treated a dog in this way, you would have had your deserts from his sharp teeth.
In particular, she proved that if X is forward and backward compact and Y [subset] X both of backward and forward in X, then [[tau].