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Try back

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Try back to revert, hark back
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Quotations

  • Paul Tsongas
    Paul Tsongas
    “Let's try winning and see what it feels like. If we don't like it, we can go back to our traditions.”
  • Jimmy Connors
    Jimmy Connors
    “Rather than viewing a brief relapse back to inactivity as a failure, treat it as a challenge and try to get back on track as soon as possible.”
  • Les Brown
    Les%20Brown
    “When life knocks you down, try to land on your back. Because if you can look up, you can get up. Let your reason get you back up.”
  • Tiger Woods
    Tiger Woods
    “My dad has always taught me these words: care and share. That's why we put on clinics. The only thing I can do is try to give back. If it works, it works.”
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
    Oliver%20Wendell%20Holmes%20Jr.
    “When I want to understand what is happening today or try to decide what will happen tomorrow, I look back.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. trier, to pick out, to cull (the grain from the straw), from an assumed L. tritareterĕre, tritum, to rub.

Usage

In literature:

On the way back we decided that we could at least try, so we hunted through the town until we found the headquarters of the Commandant.
"A Journal From Our Legation in Belgium" by Hugh Gibson
Stubby looked around and even set up a howl, trying to find out where Billy and Button had gone, but no answering call came back.
"Billy Whiskers' Adventures" by Frances Trego Montgomery
Two of them were on his back, trying to choke him, while others crowded in from all sides.
"The Revolt on Venus" by Carey Rockwell
Starns and Yactisi dropped back, though Starns was fussing with his tri-dee.
"Star Hunter" by Andre Alice Norton
She had been sure that she could not keep them back, and that she would not try.
"The Golden Silence" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
I've often wondered if he didn't mean to come back some day, and try to get his revenge.
"The Saddle Boys of the Rockies" by James Carson
I tried myself to pass, and had got half-way through before I was stopped, then I was turned back.
"Diary of the Besieged Resident in Paris" by Henry Labouchère
I want to see if the men came back, and tried to find the box that was buried in the sand.
"The Outdoor Girls at Ocean View" by Laura Lee Hope
Again and again I tried to go back in my dream and put on suitable clothes.
"Six to Sixteen" by Juliana Horatia Ewing
Elliot tried to settle back to sleep, but after two or three ineffectual efforts gave it up.
"The Yukon Trail" by William MacLeod Raine
He was trying to force her back into the little anteroom.
"Phantom Wires" by Arthur Stringer
They asked me when I went back to Chicago to try and use my influence with him.
"Moody's Anecdotes And Illustrations" by Dwight L. Moody
But something seemed to draw him forward, and, try as he would, he could not bring himself to turn back.
"Ted Strong in Montana" by Edward C. Taylor
Say, I'm going back there when I got a stake, and try my hand at that game.
"Rimrock Jones" by Dane Coolidge
But as Mr. Turton tried to find you, it is pretty clear that he wished to take you back with him.
"Chatterbox, 1905." by Various
Maurice did not try to hold her back.
"The Call of the Blood" by Robert Smythe Hichens
However, we'll try to get her back for you, Helen.
"The Bobbsey Twins on Blueberry Island" by Laura Lee Hope
He reeled back, but presently sighted carefully, and tried again, with the like result.
"Jokes For All Occasions" by Anonymous
Could she try the leap back again?
"Frank Oldfield" by T.P. Wilson
Then my mind flew back to Parkhurst, and I tried to imagine what they must think there of our absence.
"Parkhurst Boys" by Talbot Baines Reed
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In poetry:

I'm trying to forge a key
To ope the gates of heaven;
That key's in the hearts of men,
And back its bolts are driven.
"Magna est Veritas" by Frank Barbour Coffin
They climb up into my turret
O'er the arms and back of my chair;
If I try to escape, they surround me;
They seem to be everywhere.
"The Children's Hour. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Second)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"Thanks, sisters, and farewell!
Back to your joys. My brother shall make room
For my tried sword upon the high-piled bloom,
And fire the pinnacle.
"Don Rafael" by Emma Lazarus
And Dick sounded his fiddle and tried to turn them back,
And the sound caused the wolves to leap back in a crack,
When Dick took to his heels at full run,
But now poor Dick's danger was only begun:
"Saved" by William Topaz McGonagall
Admitted: and the pain is real.
But when did love not try to change
The world back to itself—no cost,
No past, no people else at all—
Only what meeting made us feel,
So new, and gentle-sharp, and strange?
"When First We Faced" by Philip Larkin
Oh yes, they did catch Anderson, early that afternoon,
And carried him back to jail again, and tried and hung him soon.
Justice is justice; but I say, although they served him right,
I'm glad I harbored the murderer that stormy April night.
"Sheltered" by Sarah Orne Jewett

In news:

Ever since you played Nintendo's original "Super Mario Kart" on the SNES way back in 1992 you wanted to try you hand at the wheel in real life.
A look back at the top stories and features from the Tri States Public Radio news department from August 2012.
Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall (15) tries to elude a tackle by Redskins defensive back David Jones (25) in the first half Saturday night.
A former Mason City police officer who has been trying to get back her job has dropped the lawsuit she'd filed against the city Civil Service Commission.
Mike Feifel/TIMES NEWS Pleasant Valley's Ernie Klingel tries to roll Jason McEvoy of Lehighton onto his back during their 125-pound matchup on Monday.
Try Exercise Instead of Surgery for Back Pain.
For many people, it was hard just trying to get their homes back together.
Windward Islands, who recorded his biggest win in the 2010 Nijinsky (Can-IIT), is back for another try when he faces five others in the July 24 race at Woodbine.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is trying to step back from harsh remarks made about Palestinians earlier in the campaign.
When trying out a lot of different beers, it can be easy to miss those beers right in your own back yard.
Blackhawks had all kinds of airplane trouble trying to get back to Chicago on Sunday after Game 5 in Arizona.
Can't wait to go back and try more items.
Today, as the economy wobbles back from the brink, Choice Hotels is trying its hand at high-end lodgings again.
Niners try to bounce back against Dolphins.
SMHS boys try to bounce back .
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In science:

Given X + ξ ∈ (T M ⊕ T ∗M )/T k, we can try and pull it back to the correspondence space M ×B ˜M .
Generalized complex geometry and T-duality
When the walkers split, the translation invariance allows for everything to shifted that both walkers are back at the origin, and one can try again.
Limit theorems for random walks in dynamic random environment
When the walkers split, the translation invariance allows for everything to shifted that both walkers are back at the origin, and one can try again.
Random Walks in Dynamic Random Environments: A transference principle
Still, even this idea dates back (at least) to 1995, when Ken Lang and Rich Caruana tried out the idea for doing newsgroup classification.
Extended Comment on Language Trees and Zipping
We can now try to get our four-quark operators back into something resembling a photon so we can use the same method as in the previous section.
QCD and Weak Interactions of Light Quarks
So after trying it, we went back to an implementation where the empty contructors let undefined values in the attributes.
Twelve Ways to Build CMS Crossings from ROOT Files
In the projective noise reduction method we try to determine the local tangent space and project the points in the neighbourhood, which have drifted away, back on to the tangent space.
Review of Nonlinear Methods and Modelling
In this talk, then, I want to discuss how we can exploit atomic nuclei as “laboratories” to look back in time to try and arrive at insights into these questions.
Nuclei as Laboratories: Nuclear Tests of Fundamental Symmetries
The Higgs gives χ a mass by the usual Higgs mechanism, but the back-reaction of χ on the Higgs is to try to prevent it from acquiring its vev.
Finite temperature corrections and embedded strings in noncommutative geometry and the standard model with neutrino mixing
If something shows up there, then we can go back to flavor physics to try to sort things out.
Round Table Discussion at the Final Session of FPCP 2008: The Future of Flavor Physics and CP
Since the product topology, by definition, does not use any information about v in comparing x and x′, one has no choice but to use Lorentzian distance to do the latter, which leads us right back to the infinities we were trying to avoid.
Causal set as a discretized phase spacetime
Then we try to use our method to derive back the fiducial parameters of the efficiency function for different data sizes.
Testing cosmological models using relative mass-redshift abundance of SZ clusters
Namely, in ”DD1 and T D-pipes” one neutron is released in the reactions DD →3 H en, T D →4 H en, comes back to ”np−reservoir” and then participate in the next try to get ”4H e−reservoir”.
Nucleosynthesis Without a Computer
For Nc < Nf < 2Nc, if one tries to pass poles through a cut, then either poles will be bounced back to the second sheet, or the cut closes up before the poles reach it.
Supersymmetric Gauge Theories with Flavors and Matrix Models
In the two-arm case, the gas bounces back up and, at high z, generates structures similar to those at the arm, as if the gas were trying to develop a four-arm structure.
3D MHD Modeling of the Gaseous Structure of the Galaxy: Description of the Simulations
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