Examples of setback in a Sentence
Despite some early setbacks, they eventually became a successful company.
the colonists persevered despite suffering setbacks that would have discouraged lesser souls
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Cornerback Delvin Breaux: Breaux, whom the Saints designated for return, suffered a setback in Week 9 and will remain on injured reserve.
But the poor showing was another setback for Saban that can only be redeemed by another national championship.
Libya's oil industry revival had a setback Tuesday as a pipeline carrying crude to the OPEC nation's biggest export terminal had an explosion.
The decisive rejection of the American shift of position on Jerusalem, on the world's biggest diplomatic stage, was a setback for a president who is still looking for a major foreign achievement after nearly a year on the job.
The verdict by a Washington Superior Court jury after two days of deliberations is a setback for the prosecution's approach to the case.
On Friday night, however, the Magic suffered another setback on the injury front.
The season could have been ruled dead last week, when the then 2–4 Colts announced Luck had a setback in his recovery from offseason shoulder surgery.
Pederson’s unit seems incapable of having such a setback.
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