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noun as in relapse


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That means continuing the talks represents progress, not backsliding.

But now that the slave cities she liberated are backsliding, she realizes that she has to defy their counsel.

Depending on your political views this is either a time of dynamic reform or draconian backsliding in Australia.

Personal conversion, and re-conversion after “backsliding,” are the core of evangelical faith.

With Mercury backsliding into Leo, you must separate the wheaty truth from the chatty chaff of others.

The dear old creature p. 42was really shocked at our backsliding; but she nursed Tom very tenderly all the same.

The king, in great agony and despair, bewails the death of his father and his own backsliding.

But thou hast graciously called me to return to thee, though I have been a backsliding child.

But you played for gain, and that was a licenced thieving; and that was a backsliding; and there will have to be a climbing up.

Diana did not take Gervase Norgate's backsliding to her very heart, was not wounded to death by it as if she had loved him.

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On this page you'll find 23 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to backsliding, such as: backslide, lapse, lapsing, regression, relapsing, and reversion.

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