Keep back sentence example

keep back
  • The continual feuds with the Kaffirs, and also the continual desire to trek into new countries, all tended to keep back farming, and the country in the years 1867 to 1870 was in a generally very depressed condition.
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  • They could not keep back the waves of the new civilization, they feared being swamped, and they sought vainly to maintain intact their old organization while reaping the financial benefit resulting from the working of the gold mines.
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  • She could not keep back her tears, and the chief cause of her pain seemed to be the fear lest people should doubt her truthfulness.
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