go back


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  • verb

Synonyms for go back

belong to an earlier time

return in thought or speech to something

regain a former condition after a financial loss

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They were just going to start on their journey, when the Doctor said he would have to go back and ask the sailor the way to Africa.
Well, Seignior," says I, "do not be uneasy about being left to go back alone; if this be a method for my return to England, it shall be your fault if you go back to Macao at all.
Yes, go back," said Marya Dmitrievna, "and wait there.
I will go back, let Arthur do with me what he pleases.
Thank God, you earn enough to keep us, though it is sometimes close work to pay for all the oats and hay, the license, and the rent besides; but Harry will soon be earning something, and I would rather struggle on harder than we do than go back to those horrid times when you hardly had a minute to look at your own children, and we never could go to a place of worship together, or have a happy, quiet day.
Clements had sent for medical advice, and hearing that she had hitherto hesitated to do so, from the fear of making their position publicly known in the village, informed her that he was himself a medical man, and that he would go back with her if she pleased, and see what could be done for Anne.
You must turn right round and go back, and then you will come to the Stag.
But Tom Sawyer he hunted me up and said he was going to start a band of robbers, and I might join if I would go back to the widow and be respectable.
If I do not go back to him, terrible misfortunes may happen
I will go back to my capital, which I am glad to find is so near yours.
Then Mother Holle said, 'I am pleased that you should want to go back to your own people, and as you have served me so well and faithfully, I will take you home myself.
I tried it a month, but almost from the fatal day when I found that confession of Blackstone's, my whole being turned from the "jealous mistress" to the high minded muses: I had not only to go back to literature, but I had also to go back to the printing-office.
I knew what that object was, but I had not the heart to go back and drive them off.
I was brought to bed of a fine boy indeed, and a charming child it was; and when he heard of it he wrote me a very kind, obliging letter about it, and then told me, he thought it would look better for me to come away for London as soon as I was up and well; that he had provided apartments for me at Hammersmith, as if I came thither only from London; and that after a little while I should go back to the Bath, and he would go with me.
Well, if that's all settled, I guess I'll go back home and pack up," said Mr.