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Toward the rear
“Never being backward in coming forward, we invited along a few friends to find out for ourselves what this was all about with a carefully planned taste test, at least to begin with.”
Not comfortable around people
“… curiously, the quiet, backward man opened up when around other introverts.”
Into a worse state
“He has never flinched, never buckled, never taken a backward step in defending the rights of our editors and journalists to find the news and report it in a fair and balanced way.”
Directed behind or to the rear
“The real giveaway is the female's hidden pouch, albeit backward opening, for rearing its young.”
Having made less progress than is normal or expected
“The programme stands out from the usual Government programmes of supporting the educational needs of the socially backward students by its very approach.”
Toward the rear
“… looking backward, we could see the town receding in the distance.”
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