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synonyms for retrograding

  • 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
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antonyms for retrograding

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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 retrograding in a sentence

When the fund was instituted, public sentiment in regard to education was lethargic, if not retrograding.
THOUGHTS ON EDUCATIONAL TOPICS AND INSTITUTIONSGEORGE S. BOUTWELL
Still in retrograding, in a sense, the being becomes more suited to its circumstancesmore capable therefore of happiness.
THE CONTEMPORARY REVIEW, VOLUME 36, NOVEMBER 1879VARIOUS
From the nature of his food alone he has been long retrograding in physical capability, and, of course, energy of mind.
FACTS FOR THE KIND-HEARTED OF ENGLAND!JASPER W. ROGERS
We are either progressing or retrograding all the while; there is no such thing as remaining stationary in this life.
MANY THOUGHTS OF MANY MINDSVARIOUS
In Britain we have, until the last few years, been steadily retrograding upon this point.
GREATER BRITAINCHARLES WENTWORTH DILKE
Even if necessity quickened his instincts, he would yet have ceased to be a man, and would be retrograding back to the ascidian.
MODERN SKEPTICISMC. J. ELLICOTT
The question with which I began this little talk—is Richard Strauss retrograding in his art?
IVORY APES AND PEACOCKSJAMES HUNEKER
We do not believe in the possibility of the human race universally retrograding.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 65, NO. 402, APRIL, 1849VARIOUS
In any case, it may safely be affirmed that the Negro is not retrograding.
THE SOUTHERN SOUTHALBERT BUSHNELL HART
The opponents of the bible can not take refuge in the plea that man is retrograding.
THE BIBLE UNVEILEDM. M. MANGASARIAN
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