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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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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.
Better go back at once, better go back at once, and have done with it
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.
I told him he had complained of our being willing to let him go back alone, and I was now about to tell him we designed he should not go back at all.
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.
for she had begun to cry); "I would not go back to the old times if I earned twice as much, so that is settled, little woman.
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.