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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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"And in that case there's no reason on earth why you shouldn't go back?" he concluded for her.
"What's the use--when you will go back?" he broke out, a great hopeless HOW ON EARTH CAN I KEEP YOU?
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.
I will go back, let Arthur do with me what he pleases.
You must go back to your husband's house immediately.
You must promise me that, Raoul, even if I refuse; for I feel that, if I go back this time, I shall perhaps never return."
The voice was there, spoke to me with great sadness and told me plainly that, if I must bestow my heart on earth, there was nothing for the voice to do but to go back to Heaven.
"I can't go back in the evening--they've put a visitor into my room.
"Apologize to Lady Lundie, and say you are obliged to go back."
'You know very well,' retorted Harriet in her turn, 'that I won't go back to them.
He came last from Astrakhan, and was designed to go to Tonquin, where I formerly knew him, but has altered his mind, and is now resolved to go with the caravan to Moscow, and so down the river Volga to Astrakhan."--"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." We then went to consult together what was to be done; and I asked my partner what he thought of the pilot's news, and whether it would suit with his affairs?
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.
So the Princess stayed with him, and said to the old man, 'Go back to the castle and tell my parents that I am staying here.'
I knew what that object was, but I had not the heart to go back and drive them off.
Father is extremely fussy, as you know, and his first idea, as soon as he found he should have to go back, was that we should go back with him.