Back in

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Definition

(here I am), back in (London): (I am now) in (London) again, (I have now) returned to (London)
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Back in (Paris, I used to be a waiter): When I lived in, in the days when I lived in (Paris, I used to be a waiter)
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Back in (the 80's, I was in great shape): In (the 80's, I was in great shape)
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Note that the expression back in followed by an expression relating to time or location expresses a sentiment of nostalgia.

Examples

  • "Here I am, back in the laboratory to make some perfumes."
  • "I would have never got a place like that back in London."
  • "When they had the earthquake in San Francisco back in nineteen-six, they said that ol' mother nature was up to her old tricks."
  • "Here's your chance to get away from all the hubbub back in San Francisco for a little bit of well-deserved rest and relaxation!"
  • "That's right, I'm back in Europe!"
  • "I understand that you wanted to marry a rich guy, at least that makes sense, but yet here you are back in London with nothing to show for it, not even a fancy diamond ring."
  • "Horatio : Alright everyone, back to San Francisco for an emergency meeting!"
  • "Bruno : Well Danica, I have to admit this isn't how I envisioned our family reunion, but I am very happy to have you back in my life."
  • "Back in Europe, deep inside the French countryside!"

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