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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Backslide  \Back`slide"\,  v.  i.  [imp.  {Backslid};  p.  p. 
  {Backslidden},  {Backslid};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Backsliding}.] 
  [Back,  adv  +  slide.] 
  To  slide  back  to  fall  away  esp.  to  abandon  gradually  the 
  faith  and  practice  of  a  religion  that  has  been  professed. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Backsliding  \Back"slid"ing\,  a. 
  Slipping  back  falling  back  into  sin  or  error;  sinning. 
 
  Turn,  O  backsliding  children,  saith  the  Lord.  --Jer. 
  iii.  14. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Backsliding  \Back"slid"ing\,  n. 
  The  act  of  one  who  backslides;  abandonment  of  faith  or  duty. 
 
  Our  backslidings  are  many  --Jer.  xiv.  7. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  backsliding 
  n  :  a  failure  to  maintain  a  higher  state  [syn:  {lapse},  {lapsing}, 
  {recidivism},  {relapse},  {relapsing},  {reversion},  {reverting}] 




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