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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.
based media watchdog is calling attention to the so-called top 10 list of backsliders.
This very doubleness made it unproblematic for an admiring public and the local Church leadership to regard him as a loyal parishioner, rather than dismiss him as a sacrilegious backslider, remiss in his obligations to the Church.
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'.
This idea is stated early on when the author suggests that Twain wrote in the 1870s with the overly tender conscience of a backslider rebelling against smoking, drinking, and swearing reforms that he was failing to impose upon himself for Livy's sake, and invested some of this tension in Huck.
34) Medina dealt harshly with "an obstinate backslider and idolater" who was found to have concealed entire families of malquis (mummified bodies of the dead) from earlier visitas.
And so I draped myself with distaste, and maybe even with contempt I listened with approbation to the nonsense about the backslider.
Politics was about listening not to ignorant mobs but to "speech gifted men" - men in possession of arete, that elusive quality of excellence in knowledge of both polis and self that distinguished the true citizen from the barbarian and the corrupt backslider.
Such sacrifice scenes in the sentimental novel, Tompkins argues, are employed to demonstrate "the power of the dead or the dying to redeem the unregenerate"; as the adult backslider witnesses the child's sacrifice, he realizes his moral weakness and is moved to reform.
Four out of the top five companies' loyalty scores are ahead, with Wickes the only backslider.
The two year long Operation Backslider was set up after detectives from the SCDEA received information that Scots were sourcing cocaine directly from Colombian drug cartels