backslider


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someone who lapses into previous undesirable patterns of behavior

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The backsliders. At the opposite end are the worst five losers: 132.
"Christ is married to the backslider. Barry and I went before God on our knees.
In explaining the benefits of their association, Campbell pointed to the need for joint action against 'backslider' employers who threatened to undercut trade standards.
as a "rebellious but often dazzled, beguiled but skeptical, always intimate relationship with cultural images." This language posits the female viewer once again as "charmed backslider" (recalling Hume George's phrase on her fanship of Twin Peaks), with the media as dangerous male seducer or abusive domestic partner.
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.
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.
The community has considered her a "backslider" for her refusal to attend church, but once she has achieved success on her farm, she returns to the church of her great-grandfather.
(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.
This "backslider's band" was designed especially for sincere people who kept being recaptured by some besetting sin.
Lars von Trier's gang of four Danish film rebels flung an inkwell at the father of Hollywood lies, calling for an end to auteurist indulgences, corrupt special effects, duplicitous props and sets, backslider's reshoots and the devil's tricks with camera and soundtrack.
Alternately, drinking may be viewed as a sign of lapsed Protestant Christianity and the assumption of "backslider" identity.
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.