from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A falling back in principle or practice; a lapse in or abandonment of religious obligation; apostasy.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The act of one who backslides; abandonment of faith or duty.
- adjective Slipping back; falling back into sin or error; sinning.
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- verb Present participle of
- noun An occasion on which one
backslides, especially in a moral sense
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a failure to maintain a higher state
Sorry, no etymologies found.
"Given the context of the continuing repression in Tibet and an overall backsliding from the Chinese government on human rights, we hope that this time, there will be an indication that the Chinese side is interested in engaging in a results-based dialogue," said Mary Beth Markey of the International Campaign for Tibet.
That grant, I must tell you at once, has been "backsliding" -- so that despite small increases in some years, in terms of real dollars we are now at the level we were at in 1975, while the costs of our artists and arts groups have been rising substantially, not to mention their cost of living.
"apostate" (as the Hebrew for "backsliding" is better rendered); Judah, not as yet utterly apostate, but treacherous or faithless. also -- herself also, like Israel.
Matt’s backsliding is particularly strong today. iluvcapra Says:
But given the context of the continuing repression in Tibet, and an overall backsliding from the Chinese government on human rights, we hope that this time there will be an indication that the Chinese side is interested in engaging in a results-based dialogue. "
I came to chapter determined to cleanse my bosom and ask penance, for my backsliding is the cause of our continued distresses.
'This may be called backsliding,' our author confesses, and it _does_ seem rather a 'go-as - you-please' kind of method.
These four stages are classified as backsliding, or Demonic Oppression.
We've already conceded strategic depth, and their support of Al-Qa'eda affiliates is part of that, so what is this "backsliding" stuff we're talking about?
Last night the Conservative peer, Lord Blackwell, tabled an amendment to prevent any "backsliding" on the Labour government's euro vote commitment.