First Known Use of back-and-forth
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
The comment was taken out of context – a hyperbolic back and forth with a fellow gamer who had suggested Carter had mental problems, says Carter’s attorney, Don Flanary of San Antonio.
Because Jesus Christ Superstar is sung-through, the audience didn’t have to switch back and forth between realities.
What's been interesting as a reporter is that he has not engaged in any kind of back and forth with Ms. Daniels in recent weeks.
Sources say surveillance footage shows the two separate, with Suiter pacing back and forth near the entrance to the lot.
In decades past, seasonal workers had been able to cross back and forth with relative ease.
The Lady Wildcats switched back and forth between man-to-man coverage and a 1-2-2 zone.
Backstage, amid the sea of seriously dark brunettes, their eyelids smoked in a matte grey-brown Nars powder to match, one redhead model is pacing back and forth.
After Tara is arrested, the action switches rather predictably back and forth between her meltdown in prison and her brother’s frantic attempts to get her released.
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First Known Use of back and forth
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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