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    1. All the while, the American detective show carries on in the background

    2. I watch as he paces the floor, the TV chattering incessantly in the background

    3. She caught a note of the surf in the background and a single pang of homesickness struck her

    4. with a little background

    5. of them Tom’s cast-offs, hung around in the background at the odd dance at the

    6. ‘No brothers or sisters?’ I asked intrigued by what I am learning about this man and trying to match up the background he is telling me about with the professional man I thought I knew

    7. CARPENTERS sing “On Top of the World” quietly in the background

    8. Stephen hovers anxiously in the background, happy to hand responsibility over to me but keen to be around

    9. Glenelle could hear a man's voice groan in the background even from here

    10. " Glenelle didn't think her sister heard her because of the ruckus in the background, it sounded like a hand over the phone

    11. I could see smiling faces, maybe a radio on in the background, a picture not so very different from the one at home

    12. Smiler simply snarled in the background, making sly, suggestive winks, telling me that he would explain in his own good way when the moon was low

    13. The looming thunder of artillery from the previous night had stopped but still the diesel-growl of moving men and transport played out in the background

    14. The sheep suddenly scattered as another sound, closer, less expected, broke through the background of train, birds, sea and herbage; they regrouped a short distance beyond and stood staring

    15. chiefly of Buttercup, but it shows the hills in the background

    16. and to a background score of barks and orders,

    17. In the background that went stepping up the hills into the distance

    18. This background helped her make respected judgements and she was trusted by everyone

    19. It helps if you are by a fire when you relax and if there is a slow and beautiful piece of music playing in the background, for this will help to put you into a drowsy and peaceful mood

    20. There followed a succession of visitors, all of whom took the utmost trouble to check on the children’s health and on their background

    21. The evening’s background sounds of bird song and bees buzzing their way from flower head to flower head were cut in two by the sharp retort of bone breaking on hard cement

    22. In Miss Jones’s case her family background was investigated and she was revealed to the world

    23. His face appeared in print and on television screens and his own background was presented to the world, just as Miss Jones’s had been

    24. In his case, and although there was, obviously, just as much history to it, his family background was untraceable

    25.  Not all romantic relationships involving children in the background need to end in failure;

    26. service that gives you a certain amount of background information verification support on the

    27. In the background two large looking gentlemen in suits checked a clipboard list, closed the front door to one of the houses and put the keys into a black leather briefcase

    28. playing in the background with lit candles on your table

    29. "They are all at cosmic background," Thom answered

    30. They heard a man's voice in the background speaking the language from Alan's universe

    31. "Yes ma'am, that's the only thing the bandwidth allows," Ava said, with some more sleepy mumbling in the background

    32. Combining this background with training in energy psychology

    33. “That’s him raving in the background

    34. a campaign auto continued in the background

    35. “Sir,” he heard Alan in the background, “I only did it to let Ava back in, I’m sorry that failed

    36. to cancel out background noise

    37. And all the while in the background Naria could be heard softly laughing

    38. In Miss Jones’s case her family background was investigated

    39. background was presented to the world, just as Miss Jones’s had

    40. history to it, his family background was untraceable

    41. I wait while she goes off to find the number … I can hear Poppy chucking in the background

    42. We were all from different backgrounds, I remember there was one woman in her twenties, from an upper class, if totally broke, family background

    43. ‘How was your journey?’ I asked, desperately trying to get the conversational ball rolling – what the hell do you say to the parents of the man you are moving in with? I can hardly go into a CV of my history, family background and character

    44. Leona bends forward so that she can make headway against the background noise

    45. only as Mister Giles, who must have had a military background in

    46. A family background was fabricated, which made it

    47. played softly in the background

    48. bark in the background

    49. He's probably sitting at home in his coat and shoes, having a last drink, with his beloved Vic Damone crooning away in the background

    50. investigation into the Major’s background

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    Synonyms for "background"

    backcloth backdrop background desktop screen background background knowledge ground background signal scope setting downplay play down antecedents qualifications education preparation environment framework horizon

    "background" definitions

    a person's social heritage: previous experience or training

    the part of a scene (or picture) that lies behind objects in the foreground

    information that is essential to understanding a situation or problem

    extraneous signals that can be confused with the phenomenon to be observed or measured

    relatively unimportant or inconspicuous accompanying situation

    the state of the environment in which a situation exists

    (computer science) the area of the screen in graphical user interfaces against which icons and windows appear

    scenery hung at back of stage

    understate the importance or quality of