a prosperous residential and commercial area of Boston, Massachusetts.
Reprinted with permission of Back Bay Books / Little, Brown and Company.
The Real Monuments Men: The Coronation Chamber of Hitler Robert Edsel February 5, 2014
There were people skating on Back Bay, and chairs on runners with ladies well wrapped up in furs, and sleds of every description.
A Little Girl in Old Boston Amanda Millie Douglas
They’re the real crusty stuff, after all, them Back Bay plutes.
Shorty McCabe on the Job Sewell Ford
He thought of the boxing-lessons that he used to take on the Back Bay, years ago.
A Singular Life Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
You must take advantage of your position—you must wake up the Back Bay!
The Bostonians, Vol. I (of II) Henry James
I guess that it will dismay plenty of Back Bay families who have babies.
‘Smiles’ Eliot H. Robinson
Following his walk from the Back Bay it was little wonder that he was hungry.
Sheila of Big Wreck Cove James A. Cooper
And she is from the coldest stratum of Back Bay societypos-i-tive-ly.
The Corner House Girls on Palm Island Grace Brooks Hill
The Neck could not be forced, and to cross in boats over the Back Bay was a hazardous undertaking.
The Siege of Boston Allen French
But look over there, where the sunset clouds are reflected in the Back Bay.
The Atlantic Monthly , Volume 2, No. 14, December 1858 Various
(Canadian) a small bay or inlet of a lake
a secondary or supplementary beat, as by a jazz drummer. Contemporary Examples When he opened his mouth, out came that familiar soft-spoken voice with the slightly jazzy cadence—dry ice with a backbeat. Spending a Day With Peter O’Toole Malcolm Jones December 15, 2013 backbeat follows the early days of the Beatles in Germany and focuses […]
- Back bench
any of the rows of seats occupied by the backbenchers. Contemporary Examples All the bed wetters and second guessers are now weighing in from the back bench. In Defense of Clint Eastwood: Oddity Aside, GOP Convention Succeeded Mark McKinnon August 30, 2012 Historical Examples The luckless form of the youthful Lawkins, pale and scared, rose […]
any of the members of a legislature, especially of the House of Commons of Great Britain, but not including the leaders of the parties. Contemporary Examples In truth, Gingrich was a backbencher during the Reagan years, lobbing bombshells at the White House in addition to Democrats. Reagan’s Party No More Eleanor Clift August 31, 2011 […]
an acrobatic feat in which one bends backward from a standing position until one’s hands touch the floor. noun a gymnastic exercise in which the trunk is bent backwards until the hands touch the floor