set back


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set back

1. a recession in the upper part of a high building, esp one that increases the daylight at lower levels
2. a steplike shelf where a wall is reduced in thickness
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The schoolhouse was set back from the road and behind it was a dusky fir wood and a brook where all the children put their bottles of milk in the morning to keep cool and sweet until dinner hour.
But the work looks likely to be set back to the tune of PS20,000, after vandals attacked 40 trees with a sharp tool.
PRESIDENTIAL aspirant under the recently concluded Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) convention, Senator Ahmed Mohammed Makarfi has described the recent clash in the State as a set back to the quest for lasting peace.
And elsewhere, Zeedan has a set back when Rana's dad cancels his cheque.
Zeedan receives a set back Meanwhile, Gary thinks David is heading for a breakdown as a delayed reaction to Kylie's death.
OLDHAM Athletic boss Richie Wellens admits it is a 'massive set back' for his side after they were beaten 2-1 at home to Fleetwood Town.
I woke to heavy rain pounding the roof, and it didn't let up as we set back out on the coastal highway, going even slower now in the storm.
After a bit of research, I learned that I needed to full-length size and set back the shoulder.
Caterpillar unveiled its first model, the set back axle CT660, at the 2011 ConExpo-Con/Agg.
"We are directly carrying it out in Iraq where the RAF has carried out a whole series of strikes which with allies have degraded and set back Isil, and I believe that process should continue and will continue.
Head of Health Security Keiji Fukuda warned the outbreak could be "at a high level for a number of months" and said: "The likelihood is things will get worse before they get better." Ms Chan added: "If we do not in global solidarity come together to help these countries, they will be set back for many years."