backslider


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Synonyms for backslider

Synonyms for backslider

someone who lapses into previous undesirable patterns of behavior

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The 50 states and the District of Columbia fall into three general categories--climbers, sustainers, and backsliders.
Our bird Bella has been unusually vocal and active during the past two weeks as a family of robins has set up a nest in a curly willow tree about four feet from our backslider.
an' all night that ol' backslider Bowed an' scraped an' skipped aroun'.
De cry uv de pris'nur, de wail uv de bondsman, de tears uv de dyin' robber, de prars uv de backslider, de sobs uv de womun dat wuz a sinner, mighty apt to tech de heart uv de Lord" (Hatcher 140).
Backslider Blues--They think success today is impossible because of yesterday.
The backslider designation reflects a mixture of ''relatively open countries'' that have become increasingly repressive or traditionally restrictive countries where the situation has worsened.
So when the priest insisted on the name of my parish, I was afraid he was going to discover the religious backslider I had become.
The company's most significant heavy lifter, Snowmass, where half of all the company's skier days are recorded, was the most significant backslider, falling more than 200,000 days during the decade.
29) Richard Sibbes, The Returning Backslider (London, 1639), 426.
IT often happens that a holiday includes not only a break from your home but also from the exercise routine which you have so diligently started up so to avoid being a fitness backslider, be certain to try a water workout instead.
Here Hooker contrasted the intelligent but recalcitrant backslider with the ignorant but eager learner in a graphic metaphor based on I Corinthians 1:27: "But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty.
There's a wicked humour in Beverley Wood's Matthew 7, Verse 1, the story of a disabled young woman who returns to a church off Soho Road to face down the people who 'remember me as a backslider, the pregnant slut with no baby to show'.
And so I draped myself with distaste, and maybe even with contempt I listened with approbation to the nonsense about the backslider.
Four out of the top five companies' loyalty scores are ahead, with Wickes the only backslider.
I prefer the carrot rather than the stick when dealing with backsliders, but a conversation like that makes you think.