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Mentally withdraw from a situation in order to consider it objectively.‘I have had to step back and take an honest look at my way of working’
- ‘Think about how difficult it is for some couples to step back from passion to consider contraception.’
- ‘It's about time somebody took a few steps back and realised what country is.’
- ‘Not once did he step back to draw together various pieces and put them into a single theory.’
- ‘We are uncomfortable with slow things because we have to step back and consider them.’
- ‘Maybe if you step back from the situation and see it from a rational point of view you might see that things are not as bad as they seem.’
- ‘He couldn't help stepping back and looking at the absurdity of his situation.’
- ‘Over at The Globe and Mail, Kate Taylor steps back and takes a look at the book reviewing debate.’
- ‘M does not step back far enough to allow us to consider the significance of sex as interaction.’
- ‘Do you ever feel like stepping back, reviewing what's going on?’
- ‘To do this as a nation, we have to step back and view the situation in its totality.’
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