echo back to (something)

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echo back to (something)

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

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
References in classic literature ?
and the far-away hills echoed back to him, "Who goes there?
To project one's soul into some gracious form, and let it tarry there for a moment; to hear one's own intellectual views echoed back to one with all the added music of passion and youth; to convey one's temperament into another as though it were a subtle fluid or a strange perfume: there was a real joy in that--perhaps the most satisfying joy left to us in an age so limited and vulgar as our own, an age grossly carnal in its pleasures, and grossly common in its aims.
Also called the "universal" or "primal" sound, it descends on the heart (somewhat equivalent to the Hindu hridaya) and is echoed back to the universe so it may echo back.