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Noun1.set-back - structure where a wall or building narrows abruptly
structure, construction - a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts; "the structure consisted of a series of arches"; "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"
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The set-back to their hopes made them despairing and desperate.
The women farther away continued unsteadily at their work, losing movements to the extent of a minute's set-back to the totality of the efficiency of the fancy-starch room.
You do mind perhaps leaving the court with a bad set-back in your career."
"It's so sad that a project which has such strong community support has been set-back as a result of the mindless acts of a small minority, but we are determined that this project will be successfully completed and will provide an excellent facility for the whole community to enjoy for many years to come."
I am concerned about the set-back because of any potential increase in pressure.
Yerry Mina has suffered a set-back in his recovery from a foot injury and will miss this weekend's game with Fulham.
The Blues have also issued an update on the fitness of a number of players with Andre Gomes having suffered a set-back in his comeback from a hamstring injury.
bumper-to-back-of-cab (bbc), set-forward or set-back axle versions.
PH8 in the heart of the West Village features loft-like interiors, beamed 10'+ ceilings, northern and southern exposures through floor to ceiling casement windows, abundant natural light, media room with wet bar, a private balcony, and two set-back private terraces.
He had only just returned to under-21 action, but with this latest set-back set to keep him out for a minimum of eight weeks, his chances of appearing again this term are slim.
"We hoped he would be available for Swindon but he's had another set-back so it looks like he'll be missing again this weekend."