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[swing-bak] /ˈswɪŋˌbæk/
(especially in political affairs) a return or reversion, as to previous opinion, custom, or ideology:
We must fight any swingback to isolationism.
Origin of swingback
1860-65; noun use of verb phrase swing back Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Will it swing back the more often, the more we multiply the blows?

    Inventors at Work George Iles
  • But do not swing back too slowly or you will lose control over your club.

  • It was only necessary to swing back the baize door to hear all that was taking place in the study.

    The Slave of Silence Fred M. White
  • If you think of the movement of a pendulum, the locket will swing back and forth.

  • And so we swing back to Eduard von Hartmann, who, in his philosophy of the unconscious, counsels the same thing.

    Unicorns James Huneker
  • At any moment, then, the bookshelf might swing back and show Antony's head in the gap.

    The Red House Mystery A. A. Milne
  • Ethan nodded resignedly and felt better when the chair began to swing back and forth.

    The Impossible Voyage Home Floyd L. Wallace
  • Then I saw Dick swing back his shoulder and shoot out his arm.

    The Young Forester Zane Grey
  • Your door is then hung and may swing back and forth at your pleasure.

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