echo back to

echo back to (something)

To reference something that has already been said or established. And that line hearkens back to what her father told her earlier in the book.
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echo back to something

[for something] to recall something similar in the past. This idea echoes back to the end of the last century, when people thought this way.
See also: back, echo
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The sound waves (vibrating energy waves) created by their calls bounce off prey and echo back to the bat.
For these and many other memories, I echo back to him his famous salutation: "Power to you, Roger
Did the scene echo back to that earlier meeting when Peter had been skunked before?
From artists whose rock-n-roll roots echo back to the spirit of the original festival - to the most progressive and innovative artists of the moment - Woodstock 99 stays true to the Woodstock ideology of capturing a generation and its music.