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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To fall away or relapse from a previously adopted faith, position, or line of conduct.

Usage examples (31)
  • Noun : a backslide from his early training
  • But then he came to Italy, made a new start, and backslid to Waldensianism.
  • He seemed so satisfactory, then he backslid and came into the meeting drunk.
  • Once my dog backslid, but that was because something was the matter with its leg. for more
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