First Known Use of back-and-forth
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Definition of back and forth
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.
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After some back and forth and tension about the possibility of the Tyrion death, Cersei promised to send her armies north to fight alongside Jon and Dany's forces.
Two-way players will go back and forth from the NBA to the G-League, formerly the NBA Development League.
For a fraction of the cost to operate and build a train, CATS could have a fleet of express buses carry commuters back and forth from uptown – with a similar or faster travel time to a train.
Rivers had to pace back and forth between his linemen, shouting instructions while the play clock ticked away.
Do this by cracking the egg in half, and using the shell halves to pass the yolk back and forth until the egg whites are completely separated from the yolk.
My sister went to China and my mom was also going to China, back and forth, and was eventually caught by the government and that left me an orphan and homeless.
Waves move these nutrients around, essentially delivering a fresh supply of plant food with every back and forth motion.
Throughout the game, the lead went back and forth from the Houston Astros to the Los Angeles Dodgers with a combined 25 runs between the two teams.
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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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