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To suppose that a food is constituted by eating is to presuppose that eating eats eating, and so on in infinite regress.
Most of them will be shorter, however, and tend to regress toward the racial average.
PSYCHOTHERAPYJAMES J. WALSH
So that one sex can neither progress nor can it regress by itself; but draws the other onward with it, or drags it back.
The keyhole was still their port of egress and regress, and it resembled the aperture of a beehive, on a sunny day in June.
FOLK-LORE AND LEGENDS: ENGLISHCHARLES JOHN TIBBITS
Even though this cannot be literally true, they perhaps tend to regress into a dream-mood in thinking of and relating the stories.
SEVEN MOHAVE MYTHSA. L. KROEBER
Kantian idealism is one of those contributions to human thought behind which we shall not again regress.
RELIGION AND SCIENCEJOHN CHARLTON HARDWICK
They are also taken in weirs, which are inclosures so constructed that they admit the ingress, but not the regress of the fish.
Whenever there is a tendency of the offspring of exceptional parents to regress toward the racial average, we talk of regression.
PSYCHOTHERAPYJAMES J. WALSH
This is a regress even on Smith, and over such myopic vision, Sismondi scores most decisively.
The brilliantly lighted schooner seemed to regress as he progressed.

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