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Why, Zeke Bassett and the rest have been finding fault with her and calling her a backslider.

But he was leaning on a broken reed, for Beta was himself a backslider.

Yes, he's my dog if he is a backslider, and that settles it.

Accordingly, the next day he was on the lookout for the backslider.

Is that love which trusts not and is not ready to share the lot even of the backslider?

He set his teeth together and cursed himself for a fool and a backslider.

Consider, that there is none that so much dishonoureth God as a backslider.

Could his pupil have become a backslider in the last two years?

No backslider after gross sin may be readmitted till after three months.

She was a backslider and put off her return to God and kept putting it off.

WORD ORIGIN

in the religious sense, 1580s, from back (adj.) + slide (v.). Related: Backslider; backsliding (1550s).

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