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True, retrogressive forms occasionally occur in this as well as in most other sorts of myth and of literary composition.
On the other hand, however, we also discern certain tendencies of a retrogressive nature.
On the contrary, the tendency of the saint legend is retrogressive, namely, toward a return to the mrchen stage of myth.
They sat on the floor and imbibed germs, and they did all sorts of unscientific, retrogressive things.
THE INCUBATOR BABYELLIS PARKER BUTLER
On this junction being effected retrogressive changes take place in the original subintestinal vessel.
One retrogressive influence fails to find positive official expression, and is, therefore, the more worthy of notice.
THE ARENAVARIOUS
The former would thus nearly coincide with Haeckels progressive, and the latter with his retrogressive metagenesis.
By a lengthening of the summer there occurs therefore a retrogressive interruption of generations.
He has also pointed out that morbid proclivities and retrogressive tendencies are peculiarly rife among mulattoes.
DEGENERACYEUGENE S. TALBOT
In addition to all other faults, I hold that this philosophy, or phantasm of philosophy, is eminently retrogressive.

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