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suffer a setback

To experience or encounter some kind of minor delay, obstacle, impasse, or failure. The project suffered a setback when we realized the manufacturer had stopped producing the part we needed. After suffering a couple of setbacks early on, the company has finally started making consistent profits and growth.
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suffer a setback

to have a minor or temporary failure. We suffered a setback when much of our vineyard was damaged by a fungus.
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"Capri had a little setback after his run at Naas," said O'Brien.
During the setback period, the indoor temperature is maintained within the setback operating range.
This is not the first time that polio eradication efforts have experienced a setback. It is a reminder that we must redouble efforts to strengthen surveillance and immunization activities.
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A building safety expert with the Dubai Municipality said building code and fire safety code implemented in the emirate stipulate regulations related to adequate and safe distances between buildings, which are known as setback distance regulations.
SPRINT star Becky James has suffered a setback in her recovery from a serious knee injury, British Cycling chief Shane Sutton has revealed.
In its denial of a Class A classification, Ridgeland also cited an improper property setback--50 feet required but the actual setback is 30 feet--and the absence of additional points for entering and leaving the complex.
Summary: Honda's Chinese unit is recalling 408,000 sport utility vehicles to repair a defective shock absorber rod in a new setback in China for Japanese automakers.
A Laurie Ann Lane, Paris couple wanted the county to amend its bylaw restricting the setback for swimming pool equipment.
WES BROWN is unlikely to play again until 2013 after suffering yet another setback in training this week.
Remote Setback terminal inputs are available for use with occupancy sensors, hotel card keys, time clocks and DDC systems to set back the thermostat to an energy savings setback mode.
The Arsenal midfielder has been ordered to rest for the next three weeks by club medics after suffering a setback in his recovery from an ankle injury.
A PHYSICIAN in Australia has now called for a 10 km setback for all wind farms from occupied buildings.
Washington, March 03, 2011 (Frontier Star): The mass anti-government protests in the Middle East is a major setback for al-Qaeda as fall of authoritarian regimes in Egypt and Tunisia have proved wrong the message of the terror outfit that violence is not required for change, a top US official said."The revolutions in Tunisia and in Egypt and the protests elsewhere that are leading to reforms in a number of governments, I think are an extraordinary setback for al-Qaida," US Defence Secretary Robert Gates said at a Pentagon news conference."It basically gives the lie to al-Qaida's claim that the only way to get rid of authoritarian governments is through extremist violence.
In 1992, after the defeat of The McKenzie River Initiative, a local ballot measure that proposed riparian setbacks on the McKenzie River for residential, agricultural and forestry uses, the Lane County Board of Commissioners saw value in establishing a riparian setback ordinance for all of Lane County's surface waters to protect water quality, native fish and other natural resources.