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/ˈbæk ənˈfɔrθ, -ˈfoʊrθ, -ənd-/
backward and forward; side to side; to and fro:
a back-and-forth shuttling of buses to the stadium; the back-and-forth movement of a clock's pendulum.
unresolved argument or discussion.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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nonetheless started a debate among the literati about language and heritage.
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