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setback

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a change in status for the worse usually temporarily
  • the colonists persevered despite suffering setbacks that would have discouraged lesser souls

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set back

verb

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The first known use of setback was in 1600

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“Setback.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/setback. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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