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noun as in apostate

noun as in fallen angel

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The prodigal was a backslider: when furthest from home he could yet think and speak of the privileges of his father's house.

He was a backslider, and had stopped in passing, being attracted by a hymn I was singing—one his mother used to sing.

Retire then, thou poor backslider, from the haunts of evil—and yet hope for mercy.

If a sinner, newly awakened, be in danger of this species of despondency, a backslider is still more so.

A man isn't a backslider because he's carnally weak, and a man isn't a saint because he's moral and well-behaved.


On this page you'll find 183 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to backslider, such as: defector, deserter, dissenter, heretic, nonconformist, and rat.

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