retrogression :

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  • n  passing from a more complex to a simpler biological form
  • n  returning to a former state

  • The initial retrogression of the Dark Ages came not from religion, but from the twin happenings of the fall of Rome and the rise of barbarism.
  • However, he returned towards decency with his recent dialogue on settlements, only to return again to biased and politically expedient retrogression with this latest "peace" plan.
  • There, and in other areas, the danger of bloodshed, violence, and retrogression is great as the scramble for leadership and power begins.
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  • Voice of the People: Sowell gets it right on 50th anniversary
    I had been anticipating Thomas Sowell’s remarks in his weekly column on the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s speech, and I wasn’t disappointed. In his inimitable way, he points out in his Aug. 28 column the pros and cons of the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act. He cites much progress but also much retrogression, and states that no one wants to take responsibility for the ...
    Sept. 3, 2013 - The Rock Hill Herald

  • Henry Paulson in Manila Times
    There is no doubt that there are areas where our side believes they could be doing a better job of living up to their commitments and where there's been some retrogression,Paulson said at the end of prickly trade talks with China.
  • John McCain in Bloomberg
    In a May 7 interview on the CBS "Face the Nation" public- affairs program, McCain said that under Putin, "there has been a steady retrogression and a sort of an effort to restore the old Soviet empire. The relationship between these oligarchs and...
  • Hu Jintao in People's Daily Online
    This victory saved human civilization and prevented a retrogression of history,said Hu. "It helped spread far and wide the basic values of freedom, democracy, equality, justice and peace, and promoted in a big way the awakening of the...

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