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From aback (“rear”) + -ward (“toward”)
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Almost invariably, Muslim women who wear the veil are considered disengaged, powerless, pawns of their men and of abackward culture.
Then he fell abackward and slept, nor set his sword in the sheath.
Then he fell abackward and slept, nor set his sword in the sheath,
The Story of Sigurd the Volsung and the Fall of the Niblungs
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