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setback

The distance between the edges of property and improvements located on the property. Local governments and subdivisions usually have minimum setback requirements for aesthetic and for safety reasons.

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Of course, it's easy to get bogged down in the negatives and on what went wrong, but instead of wallowing in the setback, turn it into a learning experience.
And he suggests that the county, should it want to expand the riparian setbacks for water quality purposes, "save its money" and purchase the land.
But after being reassured that the setback was only minor, Owen quickly agreed to the surgery to hasten his recovery ahead of this summer's tournament in Germany.
But after being reassured that the setback was only a minor one, Owen quickly agreed to undergo surgery to hasten his recovery ahead of this summer's tournament in Germany.
I had been suicidal after the West Brom game when I broke down again" said Dyer who, despite a minor setback last week, may be fit enough to secure a place on the bench when United travel to West Ham at the weekend.
Although the life-long recycler acknowledges that the setback cast him into a month-long depression, Joe bounced back, a trait that has helped him not only to weather tough times, but eventually to prosper over them.
Seawalls, beach nourishment, and setbacks are strategies often used to address this problem, with the use of beach setbacks emerging as the preferred approach.
He hasn't suffered a major setback during his recovery, so he probably will be allowed to test the knee in a game.
Despite the setbacks, Boone played in 103 games last season, batting a career-high .
They will feature landscaped, tree-lined setbacks and widely-spaced towers within a phalanx of lower-rise buildings and two-tier parking.
Baldwin, suffering from a strained muscle in his rib cage, will miss his scheduled start today, but as long as he suffers no setbacks this week, he will rejoin the rotation Saturday.
This report describes the setbacks of gene therapy and renewed interest in the topic