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ree gres

  • n  the reasoning involved when you assume the conclusion is true and reason backward to the evidence
  • n  returning to a former state
  • v  go back to a statistical means
  • v  go back to a previous state
  • v  get worse or fall back to a previous condition
  • v  go back to bad behavior

  • The eyes of easily distracted average readers regress eight to eleven times per 100 words.
  • The girl on the Morton's Salt box holds a Morton's Salt box that has her own image on it, which in turn has a tiny salt box with another girl on it--the series would regress .
  • The nascent democratic movements in Muslim countries will regress for a few decades as ruling autocrats use their participation in the global war against terrorism to terrorize .

  • Baron Davis in USA Today
    We were three wins away from going to the Western Conference finals,Davis said. "We can't regress. We have to use this opportunity and this platform."
  • Evgeni Plushenko in Sportsbook Gurus
    For someone to stand on top of the podium with the gold medal around his neck by just doing triple jumps, to me it's not progress, it's a regress because we've done triples 10 or even 20 years ago,Plushenko said. "Just doing nice...

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