She was only thinking that "it was a heap better to repent 'n to backslide."
Did not I, even I, in thy presence, backslide into intemperance and folly?
Having slept in a duchess's bed, Kedzie would not backslide.
They will no longer be tolerated, nor will converted Israel backslide again.
If thou turn us not, we shall never turn; it is in our nature to backslide for ever.