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Noun1.set-back - structure where a wall or building narrows abruptly
structure, construction - a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts; "the structure consisted of a series of arches"; "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"
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The set-back to their hopes made them despairing and desperate.
The women farther away continued unsteadily at their work, losing movements to the extent of a minute's set-back to the totality of the efficiency of the fancy-starch room.
You do mind perhaps leaving the court with a bad set-back in your career.
bumper-to-back-of-cab (bbc), set-forward or set-back axle versions.
PH8 in the heart of the West Village features loft-like interiors, beamed 10'+ ceilings, northern and southern exposures through floor to ceiling casement windows, abundant natural light, media room with wet bar, a private balcony, and two set-back private terraces.
He had only just returned to under-21 action, but with this latest set-back set to keep him out for a minimum of eight weeks, his chances of appearing again this term are slim.
We hoped he would be available for Swindon but he's had another set-back so it looks like he'll be missing again this weekend.
Although Jan O'Sullivan, the minister of state at the department of the environment, community and local government, did not reply to the specific concerns of the thoroughbred industry, she did agree the set-back guidelines need further consideration.
Ulster coach Mark Anscombe believes Jackson comes back stronger each time there is a set-back and he is confident he will deliver a big performance at Twickenham on Saturday.
The Birmingham Chamber of Commerce Group says Birmingham's economy alone is likely to suffer a set-back to the tune of pounds 3 million, while the impact on the West Midlands as a whole will be closer to pounds 9 million.
Clarke was pragmatic about their first defeat of the season and says Liverpool produced a good enough performance not to be overly concerned with the set-back.
Set-back after set-back must have wreaked havoc on his mind, let alone his body.