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slow down the progress of

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I rose and bowed, and he came towards me, a man of medium weight, strongly built, with his shoulders set back over a broad, deep chest and a neck well balanced on the trunk as the head is on the neck.
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.
They have seen a season that began with high expectations unravel after injuries to several key players and an illness to their starting quarterback set back an already inexperienced offense.
This in turn shelters the living spaces on the entrance level which are set back, and the basement level photography suite which recedes even further behind the staged projections above.
This is a major set back for KEIC," observed Charles E.
While many of the 10,000 Christians who have seen the film are moved by Jesus's fortitude, Jews worry their portrayal in the film will set back years of improving Jewish-Christian relations.
The company is very happy with these results, because any engine problems would set back the drilling of the first well.
Primarily a loft building, 150 Bay offers six 1 bedroom apartments, each with set back terraces.
But consider the following: The children have an hour more of daylight in late October, when the clock is set back to standard time.
A low (10m) building on Kochstra[ss]e restores the street to decency; another low block to the west of the site is set back from the street with a west-facing terrace for the bistro.
The company apologizes to all shareholders and interested parties for the time expanded in this bond financing and hopes that the substantially better terms obtained from the new financing source will offset, to an appreciable degree, the set back suffered in the delay to move the company forward.
The building is set back eight foot from the sidewalk along the Avenue M side, allowing another side yard area for both privacy and plantings.
But bungling by the city Department of Water and Power in its pet undertaking - to do something with recycled toilet and sewer water - may set back construction of the 14-mile route of the bus rapidway.
The Chamber of Economy is set back from Dimitz Street by a new square some 30m deep, a civic space which has been won by pushing the building back to the northern edge of the site as a slab.