backslid backslid

Definition(s):

  • (v) drop to a lower level, as in one's morals or standards

Usage(s):

  1. She teases, then repulses Mikey, ostensibly because of her husband McLeod, a gaunt, backslid Stalinist.
  2. So far, none has backslid.
  3. Before the night was over Myron had backslid as far as he could go.

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  1. "Richard Dawkins is arguably the most famous living atheist, now that Anthony Flew doubted his doubts and backslid as an atheist," said Comfort, bestselling author and co-host, along with actor Kirk Cameron, of the award-winning TV show "The Way...
    on Feb 19, 2009 By: Ray Comfort Source: WorldNetDaily

  2. "Nhasi havasi nesu. Vakatarisa shure. Vanotarisaka kunyika dzkumavirira vanaTsvangirai. Nanhasi ndiko kwavari kumanyira ikoko. (They are not here today. They backslid. They rush to their handlers in the West.)" In a chilling outburst, Mugabe...
    on Jul 18, 2007 By: Robert Mugabe Source: ZimDaily

  3. "It's as if we backslid to the Marcos years," Aquino told Time, as 30 percent of Filipinos today live under the poverty line and the record of GMA in human-rights violations is approaching that of Marcos.
    on May 4, 2010 By: Benigno Aquino III Source: Business Mirror

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