Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who backslides. An apostate; one who falls from the faith and practice of religion.
Prov. xiv. 14.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who backslides.
- n. someone who lapses into previous undesirable patterns of behavior
- From backslide. (Wiktionary)
“Henry has been called a backslider because of the lenity of his counsels, but I cannot but think it is the Spirit of Christ that influences him.”
“The "backslider" is an excellent illustration of the results of periodic renewal of impulse to right living.”
“And as for the common, partial, and ignorant histories of France, written in our tongue, they generally make him a kind of backslider, who might have been a Huguenot”
“There'd ought to be children's words and grownup words, -- that's what I think," said Sue, decisively; "but what does 'backslider' mean?”
“Goldstein was the renegade and backslider who once, long ago (how long ago nobody quite remembered), had been one of the leading figures of the Party, almost on a level with BIG BROTHER himself, and then had engaged in counter-revolutionary activities, had been condemned to death and had mysteriously escaped and disappeared.”
“One backslider returned to the fold is a greater victory than a thousand heathen.”
“Why, for that matter, should the international community trust a backslider with a track record of preferring force to freedom?”
“This hardly tags him as a play to the gate political backslider.”
“It was the same spear, he had boasted earlier, that he had used to shish-kebab the Midianite princess Cozbi and her Hebrew backslider in mid-fornication.”
“Speaking of Ruth, an old acquaintance of mine who is author of an obscure little book entitled Notes from the Margins of an Old Preacher's Bible refers to Naomi as "the picture of a backslider" (p. 15), which I don't think is very nice.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘backslider’.
backache to backyard
Words of 10 letters, all different, can be used for encrypting, pretty securely, such things as PINs and passwords. The fly in the ointment, for me, in keeping track of them is I've got to write '...
Looking for tweets for backslider.