argument, argumentation, colloquy, confab, confabulation, conference, consult, consultation, council, counsel, debate, deliberation, dialogue (also dialog), discussion, give-and-take, palaver, parley, talk;
Examples of back and forth in a Sentence
The chair rocked back and forth.
The children were shuttled back and forth between school and home.
Recent Examples of back and forth from the Web
Thus the image of my misfit soul, batted back and forth between the forces of good and evil.
Your brain pings back and forth between reading them as language and looking at them as forms.
Played his first season of pro hockey in 2017-18. Bounced back and forth between Grand Rapids and Toledo (Detroit’s second-tier farm team) the first couple months.
In the following weeks, sketches went back and forth between Markle and Keller, with the pair establishing a fast friendship through texts, phone calls and brief meetings.
The back and forth between Clay and Mr. Bolan is just one instance of the series trying to redefine how the first season was interpreted.
In conversation [the network] has to go back and forth between understanding what the user says and speaking itself.
Culture can be seen in the multitude of animal figures and people shape-shifting back and forth between one another, an idea common in Native Northwest Coast cultures, and which would have been visible where Bartow lived.
In the coming weeks, more attacks will fly back and forth between the Evans and Abrams campaigns.
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BACK-AND-FORTH Defined for English Language Learners
back and forth
Definition of back and forth for English Language Learners
: toward the back and then toward the front : backward and forward
: between two places or people
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