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verb as in go astray

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The dramatic backslide meant the Bulls entered the break with the league’s fourth-ranked offense, 20th-ranked defense, 11th-best net rating and 10th-best point differential, but still managed its fourth-best winning percentage.

But what about the formerly middle-class African Americans who find themselves on the 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.

It is a thing of very common occurrence, inside the different denominations, for their members to backslide, as they call it.

But one must go forward before one can backslide, and Kedzie was on the way up the slippery hill.

Many of Balzac's women repent, and many of those that repent either backslide or come very near to it.


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On this page you'll find 28 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to backslide, such as: apostatize, deviate, lapse, relapse, revert, and sin.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.