backslide


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Synonyms for backslide

relapse

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Synonyms for backslide

to slip from a higher or better condition to a former, usually lower or poorer one

a slipping from a higher or better condition to a lower or poorer one

Synonyms for backslide

drop to a lower level, as in one's morals or standards

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Suspicions linger of the former Texas Democrat who could backslide - "Debbie Does the Great Society?
WASHINGTON -- Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) today warned the new Republican leadership in the House not to backslide on their promise to abstain from earmarks for the next two years.
However, now, two psychologists from the University of California at Berkeley have claimed that if both partners are equally pleased about a pregnancy - and careful not to backslide into traditional gender roles - most couples are satisfied in their relationship, reports the Daily Telegraph.
While the Rangers are still within 3 1/2 games of first place in the American League West, their offense hasn't been as potent of late just as their pitching begins to backslide.
She reiterated her hope to meet with Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and leaders of the military regime during the visit and added, ''I will urge (the nation) not to let democratization backslide.
Hearings by the Michigan Legislature on structural separation, to ensure that if competition does evolve, SBC Ameritech cannot later backslide.
The only significant relationship found was a negative relationship between population and propensity to backslide; that is to say larger states were less likely to backslide during the study period.
What can we do to assure that our residents do not backslide, especially after therapy has worked with them?
Even the most widely admired programs have high relapse rates, and most first-timers appear to backslide no matter which program they enter.
Could he have had such a backslide in the understanding of anatomy and in the treatment of the human figure?
A NAFTA nightmare, a game of hide-and-go-seek on the striker-replacement bill, and a major Clinton backslide on his promise to raise the minimum wage.
Looking at the stock's other sentiment indicators, I see very little to help stop a backslide in the equity.
Past downturns saw the housing and automobile sectors backslide.