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A glance at each successive pair of dates will quickly disclose the periodical retrogradation of the eclipse epochs.
THE STORY OF ECLIPSESGEORGE CHAMBERS
Frightful retrogradation of human nature, all the more hideous that it contrasted with the elegance of the costume!
In truth, however, the retrogradation was much slighter than appeared on the surface.
The arc of retrogradation is the angular distance thus apparently traversed.
THE SAILOR'S WORD-BOOKWILLIAM HENRY SMYTH
But the advantages are all outward; if there be any inward change, it is apparently retrogradation, not advancement.
The benefit is not so generously bestowed, where there is retrogradation and reflection.

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perdureverb (used without object) | [per-door, -dyoor ]SEE DEFINITION
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