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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of regress.
  • adjective That has been subject to regression


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  • BETHANY MARSHALL, PSYCHOANALYST: Well, I think he might be what we call a regressed pedophile, which is an adult, when he is having a difficult time in his life, regresses back to spending time with children.

    CNN Transcript Sep 27, 2007

  • SAUNDERS: Well, I believe that his behavior suggests he ` s what we call a regressed or fixated pedophile, that he enters into a childlike state, except that he ` s a grown-up man and he has sexual urges.

    CNN Transcript Apr 21, 2005

  • Werth, Nickels 'last first-rounder, has regressed from a promising pro start and was recently demoted from Class AA to A. No-hit day: Aug. 3 was a day for pitching with a perfect game in the Class A Midwest League and no-hitter in the AA Southern

    Minor league farm report

  • Why I’m weary: Shyamalan has regressed from a director I admired to one I finally avoided with his last effort (The Happening).! » Confessions Of A Filmaholic: Summer 2010 Movie Preview! McJeffrey Reveals The Movies He’s Looking Forward To This Summer!

  • None of the men had an exclusively homosexual adult sexual orientation. 83 (47%) were classified as “fixated;” 70 others (40%) were classified as regressed adult heterosexuals; the remaining 22 (13%) were classified as regressed adult bisexuals.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » I’ll say it if Justice Souter Won’t:

  • But these guys, if he ` s what ` s called a regressed pedophile, he probably has same-age mates that he ` s sexually attracted to, but then under times of stress, he regresses back to wanting to be with children.

    CNN Transcript Jun 18, 2009

  • And I really think that what -- what the doctor was probably referring to, he probably what was called -- what was called a regressed pedophile, meaning that he prefers sexual contact with a wife or a partner.

    CNN Transcript Jul 6, 2006

  • I was molested for years by my biological father–what shrink in sf calls a regressed offender.

    Firedoglake » Pedophiles — Things You Ought To Know

  • I am thankful for the times you have taken care of the the me that doesn't understand or is 'regressed' and treated them special.

    I am alone, I am afraid, I am the pain bringer

  • While the managers at Levers "regressed" to a city-based multinational bureaucracy with their suave talk, their counterparts at ITC were steadily pushing new frontiers in the interiors of India.

    Wake up and smell the agarbatti


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