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Now to see whether ViacomCBS is able to avoid the setbacks that have waylaid NBCUniversal’s Peacock and WarnerMedia’s HBO Max.How the future of TV and streaming has – and hasn’t – been reshaped so far by 2020|Tim Peterson|September 16, 2020|Digiday
To prevent another unpleasant and surprising setback, the commission also called for a whistleblower system.A CRISPR Baby Future? New Report Outlines Path to Human Germline Editing|Shelly Fan|September 15, 2020|Singularity Hub
Backing away from the deal would be a rare setback for Arnault, who built his empire through a string of acquisitions, amassing a conglomerate encompassing everything from Dior fashions to Dom Perignon Champagne.Tiffany sues LVMH after $16 billion deal collapses|Rachel King|September 9, 2020|Fortune
The setback comes as a group of international scientists raised questions over a fast-moving vaccine from Russia, saying some results of a study appeared improbable.Some scientists downplay significance of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine trial halt|Claire Zillman, reporter|September 9, 2020|Fortune
Despite such setbacks, cryptocurrency veterans believe yield farming and DeFi are part of a massive and permanent expansion of their industry.
It meant more to our father to see us deal with a setback and try to bounce back than to watch how we handled our successes.‘Calamity Jill’ Rises Again: Fired New York Times Editor Returns to the Public Stage|Lloyd Grove|May 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Seneca encouraged followers to possess the strength of immunity to setback, but never withheld his human touch.New Year’s Reading List: Books to Transform Your Sad Life|David Masciotra|January 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The deal it not only a setback for Putin—it also signals a comeback for the EU as well.E.U. Fight Club: Russia Dukes It Out With Ex-Soviet Satellites Over E.U. Membership|Owen Matthews|October 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It's the anniversary of the "naksa" or the "setback" for Palestinians.
The situation is a setback for Galliano, who has been mounting a comeback in the last few months.Israel Broadcasting Authority Reportedly Bans Eurovision Contestant from Wearing Galliano|Misty White Sidell|April 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The king was childless and in feeble health, but the hopes of the Carlists received a setback when in 1829 he married again.A History of Spain|Charles E. Chapman
If this deceit had prevailed, the task I have undertaken of enlightening the public would have had a setback.Frenzied Finance|Thomas W. Lawson
This is a setback from which only the most experienced advocate can readily recover.The Art of Cross-Examination|Francis L. Wellman
It was a week after the announcement by Dr. Churchill of the setback the college had received in the opening of the legal battle.The Winning Touchdown|Lester Chadwick
Then, too, since his own ambition and hope received a setback he was not content.Rockhaven|Charles Munn
British Dictionary definitions for setback
verb (tr, adverb)
Idioms and Phrases with setback
Slow down the progress of, hinder, as in The project was set back by the frequent absences of staff members. [First half of 1500s]
Cost, as in That car set me back twenty thousand dollars. [Colloquial; c. 1900]
Change to a lower level or earlier time, as in We set back the thermostat whenever we go on vacation, or On October 10 we have to set back the clocks. [First half of 1600s] Set back the clock is also used figuratively to mean “return to an earlier era,” as in He wished he could set back the clock to those carefree high-school days. Also see set forward.