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We talked about our lives—hopes and fears, loves, successes, setbacks and failures.
What creeping advances the government has been able to make on some fronts are being matched by setbacks.Ukraine Rebels Boast About Troops and Tanks Coming from Russia|Jamie Dettmer|August 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Sure, it wouldn't be easy; even Bassam suffers some setbacks on his quest to single-handedly liberalize Abbudin.Generic and Superficial ‘Tyrant’ Amerisplains the Middle East|Andrew Romano|June 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Afghanistan has stumbled, not leapt, forward since 2001, but progress is often accompanied by setbacks.To See the Progress in Afghanistan, Stop Viewing the Country Through a Western Lens|Sam Schneider|February 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As these setbacks mount, the trial narrative finds new drama as it moves toward climax.
There's a distinct wave of depression here—perhaps I'd better say a period of setbacks has come.The Life and Letters of Walter H. Page, Volume II|Burton J. Hendrick
The doctor says I will have these setbacks though and it is only a part of the process of getting well.Diary of an Enlisted Man|Lawrence Van Alstyne
But neither snubs nor setbacks, nor sneers nor jeers could turn her from the path she had elected to tread.The Magnificent Montez|Horace Wyndham
Our chances were slim to begin, and we've had some setbacks.Border, Breed Nor Birth|Dallas McCord Reynolds
Their progress and setbacks have been proportioned to the tact and vigilance of the governors.