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synonyms for retrogrades

  • cease
  • degenerate
  • descend
  • deteriorate
  • elapse
  • expire
  • go by
  • recede
  • relapse
  • run out
  • subside
  • terminate
  • apostatize
  • backslide
  • decline
  • die
  • end
  • pass
  • recidivate
  • retrograde
  • return
  • revert
  • slide
  • slip
  • weaken
  • become obsolete

antonyms for retrogrades

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  • begin
  • commence
  • develop
  • get better
  • improve
  • increase
  • initiate
  • rise
  • start
  • accept
  • grow
  • live
  • take
  • continue
  • go on
  • restart
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        How to use retrogrades in a sentence

        From being an earnest advocate she advances—or retrogrades—to the status of a plain bore.
        'OH, WELL, YOU KNOW HOW WOMEN ARE!' AND 'ISN'T THAT JUST LIKE A MAN!'IRVIN SHREWSBURY COBB
        If it retrogrades, it is under the control of something else, and loses its independent existence.
        THE PHYSIOLOGY OF MARRIAGE, COMPLETEHONORE DE BALZAC
        Mr. Rockefeller never retrogrades; he has always advanced from the commencement.
        CLEVELAND PAST AND PRESENTMAURICE JOBLIN
        Far from being retrogrades, the men of the South are champions of progress; witness their programme of commercial freedom!
        THE UPRISING OF A GREAT PEOPLECOUNT AGNOR DE GASPARIN
        Each new generation must improve upon its parents; else the world stands still or retrogrades.
        THE HOMECHARLOTTE PERKINS GILMAN
        He either progresses or retrogrades, and no man progresses except by means of steady improvement.
        LITERATURE IN THE MAKINGVARIOUS
        It loses more ice in the summer than it gains in the winter, and thus steadily retrogrades.
        AMERICA, VOLUME 6 (OF 6)JOEL COOK
        Now, in your very ingenious dramatic effort, the interest not only stands still, but sometimes retrogrades.
        MEMOIRS OF THE LIFE OF SIR WALTER SCOTT, VOLUME 6JOHN GIBSON LOCKHART
        Innumerable facts attest that civilization retrogrades in a ratio with this deplorable religious ignorance.
        CATHOLIC WORLD, VOL. XIII, APRIL TO SEPTEMBER, 1871VARIOUS
        There is no such possibility as a nation's standing still; it either retrogrades or progresses.
        DUE WESTMATURIN MURRAY BALLOU
        SYNONYM OF THE DAY
        OCTOBER 26, 1985
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