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Back, adv., 1) turning or returning from a place or person: Ven. 557. Ven. 557 Lucr. Arg. Ven. 557 Lucr. 843. Lucr. 843 Lucr. 843 Lucr. 843 Sonn. 126, 6. Tp. II, 1, 259. V, 36. Gentl. IV, 4, 57. Wiv. V, 5, 89. Meas. I, 1, 75. II, 2, 143 (turn b.) Err. IV, 2, 55. Mids. III, 2, 315 etc. etc. “back again:” Sonn. 45, 11. Tp. I, 2, 150. Gentl. I, 2, 51. Meas. II, 2, 58. Err. II, 1, 75. Mids. I, 1, 251. Merch. I, 1, 151. II, 7, 14. Lr. IV, 2, 91 etc. “urge her to a present answer b.” All's II, 2, 67. “goes to and b.” Ant. I, 4, 46. “b. my ring!” Cymb. II, 4, 118. give b. == yield, Gentl. V, 4, 126 (cf. give). to go b. == to give way, to succumb, get the worst: “goest thou b.? thou shalt go b., I warrant thee,” Ant. V, 2, 155. “make her go b., even to the yielding,” Cymb. I, 4, 115.
2) not coming forward: cf. to keep, to stand etc.
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