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  • adv. In a retrogressive manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a retrogressive manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a retrogressive manner; with retrogression or degeneration.


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retrogressive +‎ -ly


  • Ever since the Reagan posturing, however, the American electorate has not really wanted it bad enough, indulging as we have in superficial partisan positioning, mindless flag waving, xenophobia, but mostly indifference to what was metastasizing in our government, and that was constitutionality and administrative morality being retrogressively infected by the greed mongers, power freaks and madmen.

    'Following Orders' Doesn't Cut It

  • All Americans of conscience should not and must not allow such obvious and discriminatory limitations on our basic voting rights to take effect, retrogressively setting back decades of progress and advancements of basic voting rights for all Americans.

    Think Progress » Containing North Korea the Old Fashioned Way

  • "Instead of being progressive, the government was acting retrogressively," she said.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Newspaperman: But the price has been lowered retrogressively.


  • The same process can also be tried retrogressively, and so repeated forward and backward.

    Man or Matter

  • Darwin's theories had been propagated, but had not yet been passed into law, and very few Romans had heard of them; still less had any one been found to assert that the real truth of these theories would be soon demonstrated retrogressively by the rapid degeneration of men into apes, while apes would hereafter have cause to congratulate themselves upon not having developed into men.


  • The only manifestations of life which persist in these non plus ultras in the series of retrogressively metamorphosed Crustacea, are powerful contractions of the roots, and an alternate expansion and contraction of the body, in consequence of which water flows into the brood-cavity and is again expelled, through a wide orifice.

    Facts and Arguments for Darwin

  • Instead, as in all other satellites, of having their orbits but slightly inclined toward the ecliptic and (not excepting even Saturn's ring, which may be regarded as a fusion of agglomerated satellites) moving from west to east, the satellites of Uranus are almost perpendicular to the ecliptic, and move retrogressively from east to west, as Sir John Herschel has proved by observations continued during many years.

    COSMOS: A Sketch of the Physical Description of the Universe, Vol. 1

  • But the order of succession in imagination is not determined, and the series of successive representations may be taken retrogressively as well as progressively.

    The Critique of Pure Reason

  • Thus everything has an impetus towards its beginning retrogressively, and progressively towards its end and perfection, as Empedocles well said, and from which sentence I think may be inferred that which the

    The Heroic Enthusiasts (Gli Eroici Furori) Part the Second An Ethical Poem


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