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
Recent Examples of setback from the Web
Fendel, the defending state champion in the 1,600, has had a series of setbacks because of illnesses.
With every setback the official opening date -- originally planned for late 2016 -- has been further delayed, which led some to doubt whether the bridge would ever come to fruition.
The private-equity firm planned to take Remington public, but a number of management and manufacturing setbacks complicated efforts to revamp operations.
The year began with a setback when third baseman Justin Turner suffered a fractured wrist March 19.
Windrush is only the latest—if by far the most serious—in a succession of setbacks for the home secretary.
The money raised in July brought with it a slew of problems and the project has weathered a parade of setbacks.
The American Lung Association recommends anyone trying to quit the habit eliminate smoking triggers, push through cravings and remain patient with setbacks.
During the race, his map-reading skills keep them moving in the right direction, with a few setbacks along the way, including sabotage by Dangerous Dan, who has also entered the race, further infuriating Irene.
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: a problem that makes progress more difficult or success less likely
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