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go back to

To have a history or existence that extends to a certain period of time in the past. Our organization's ties with this community go back to when the town was first settled in 1837. My Irish heritage goes back to when my great-great-great grandfather married the daughter of a wealthy Irish landowner.
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go back to someone or something

to return to someone, something, or some place. She went back to her husband after a few months. Sharon had to go back to her office for a few minutes.
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References in classic literature ?
Go back to that child who even now, in pain or in joy, may be calling to you.
Then why, when you were able to run away, did you go back to him?
Bid the suitors take themselves off, each to his own place, and if your mother's mind is set on marrying again, let her go back to her father, who will find her a husband and provide her with all the marriage gifts that so dear a daughter may expect.
When the old King saw how much fairer she had made the dreary cell than his palace rooms, gentle thoughts within whispered him to grant her prayer, and let the little Fairy go back to her friends and home; but the Frost-Spirits breathed upon the flowers and bid him see how frail they were, and useless to a King.
If I will vow never more to harm the flowers you may love, will you go back to your own people and leave me and my Spirits to work our will on all the other flowers that bloom?
But if you can find no pleasure here, go back to your own cold home, and dwell in solitude and darkness, where no ray of sunlight or of joy can enter.
Grant the little Fairy's prayer; and let her go back to her own dear home.
And they all think I'm rich, because when I go back to the country I'm dressed so fine
If I went back in time I would go back to the war of 1812.
With Charlie having started school, Kirsty estimates that childcare would cost nearly PS100 a day, meaning it's not worth her while to go back to work.
Also for Mario to go back to Italy to play for Milan was important.
fever And rains this is not your time Go back to Homer's verse Troy
Natasha looks at Seb and I am scared that they are going to make me go back to Mum and Steve's.
I think on all our parts we almost feel a calling within us to go back to that tradition.
All of a sudden, the town could go back to 50/50 white-Black.