draw back

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Synonyms for draw back

use a surgical instrument to hold open (the edges of a wound or an organ)

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I wanted to oblige him; I did not wish him to think me a coward; I was filled with curiosity; and it was too late for me to draw back, even had I determined to do so.
A flood of living light entered the chamber, and made Philippe draw back to the alcove.
Other countries send their lawbreakers back to Britain if they are of British origin, sometimes after they have been resident in those countries for 30 or 40 years, and yet we draw back from returning people who break the law here to their country of origin because it may offend their human rights.
Susie Little, of CwmCalon, Ystrad Mynach, was said to be thrilled to hear about her win after entering the draw back in July.
After the twists are poses that draw back the shoulders and open up the heart center.
My objective is to get the company established, get it up and running, get the momentum going, and then begin to draw back, but I think that's going to take a couple of years," he said.
As Professor Victor Davis Hanson, author of Mexifornia, told World magazine: "If there were not a perennial supply of cheap labor, wages would rise, and would draw back workers to now despised seasonal jobs; something is terribly wrong when central California counties experience 15 percent unemployment and yet insist that without thousands of illegal aliens from Oaxaca crops won't be picked and houses not built.
Protesters gained a glimmer of hope after one council committee urged town hall leaders to draw back from closure.
Frank Rijkaard's side have turned the Nou Camp into a fortress and have maintained a100 per cent home record since Villarreal held them to a draw back on April 3.
In parts of Mexico, holidays like Easter and Christmas draw back those who immigrated to the United States.