from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To revert to sin or wrongdoing, especially in religious practice.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To regress; to slip backwards or revert to a previous, worse state.
- v. To shirk responsibility; to renege on one's obligations or commitments.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To slide back; to fall away; esp. to abandon gradually the faith and practice of a religion that has been professed.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To slide back, in a figurative sense; apostatize; turn from the faith; depart from or abandon religious principles or practices.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. drop to a lower level, as in one's morals or standards
I find in myself a natural aversion to my duty, and to spiritual and divine exercises, and a propensity to that which is evil, such an inclination towards the world and the flesh as amounts to a propensity to backslide from the living
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Just a few months after passing comprehensive health reform, U.S. lawmakers appear willing to risk a short-term backslide in the push to reduce the number of uninsured Americans until the overhaul's major provisions take effect in
Somewhere along the way, deep in our long term backslide in education spending and the decline of leisure time we produced a society of people impatient to study a situation then react in a non-violent way.
Another method of the devil to cause you to backslide is to induce you to practice something again that you told
As some people already know, a dance move called the moonwalk (aka backslide) had been existed before it became the "moonwalk".
There are many recorded instances of the moonwalk, originally known as the backslide or
It is with a sense of profound ennui that one reads today the enthralling news that, "Gordon Brown hinted … that he could yet call a referendum on the new EU reform treaty if fellow European leaders 'backslide' on deals struck by Tony Blair to protect British sovereignty."
But, notably, the hearings board said small - and medium-sized cities can't "backslide" as a result of its ruling.
He said delay will allow the Conservatives to "backslide".
If we are kept and Satan can't snatch us back, we can't "backslide".