[ UK /bˈæksla‍ɪd/ ]
[ US /ˈbækˌsɫaɪd/ ]
  1. drop to a lower level, as in one's morals or standards
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How To Use backslide In A Sentence

  • And so we have shattered expectations, disgust at backsliding, abhorrence at the betrayal of the values we hold dear, and a hefty dose of fear - because if the US can backslide, how safe are the rest of us?
  • 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 Life of Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • I think that the fact they get a grand jury in there, they memorialize the people's testimony so that they can't backslide, they can't say, no, I didn't say that, they can't equivocate.
  • Yes, many people were still angry but it was also noticeable that the apologists and backsliders were beginning to gather force.
  • In my last piece titled ‘To hell with backsliders,’ I said that, ‘All over the world regional trading blocks are either being formed or enhanced by political will.’
  • He's a reformed criminal who may yet backslide.
  • 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. The games they play
  • One backslider returned to the fold is a greater victory than a thousand heathen. THE GOD OF HIS FATHERS
  • But then he backslides into the life, re-entering the Web porn business with a partner on a new site featuring himself and ‘other boys he helped recruit.’
  • You've done a good job in the exam, I hope you won't backslide.
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