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In both directions alternately; to and fro.‘he paced backwards and forwards nervously’
- ‘I walked backwards and forwards in front of them repeatedly as though someone were pressing the rewind button on a video machine, but to no avail.’
- ‘We spent the night on a big wooden yacht cruising backwards and forwards along the river, eating good food and cooing over the illuminated sights.’
- ‘Players go backwards and forwards, alternating the target box in the same manner as for quoits or bowls.’
- ‘Get rid of the dull ninety minutes of running backwards and forwards on the field, and just go straight to the penalty shoot-out.’
- ‘They were flying backwards and forwards across the same spot; I was having to dodge the bees rather than the bees detouring round me.’
- ‘‘The wings were going backwards and forwards like it was trying to balance itself,’ she said.’
- ‘Sonny is the one that keeps me company by prowling backwards and forwards across my desk - constantly, over and over again.’
- ‘She paces backwards and forwards, at one end of the platform, muttering quietly to herself, gesticulating with quick fingers.’
- ‘There is little scope for skipping backwards and forwards, or referencing particular sections of the work when using an audiobook.’
- ‘She hears children going backwards and forwards past her house all the time, sometimes screaming and shouting as children do.’
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