Synonyms for backslide

Grammar : Verb
Spell : bak-slahyd
Phonetic Transcription : ˈbækˌslaɪd

Définition of backslide

Origin :
  • in the religious sense, 1580s, from back (adj.) + slide (v.). Related: Backslider; backsliding (1550s).
  • verb go astray
Example sentences :
  • She was only thinking that "it was a heap better to repent 'n to backslide."
  • Extract from : « Moriah's Mourning and Other Half-Hour Sketches » by Ruth McEnery Stuart
  • Did not I, even I, in thy presence, backslide into intemperance and folly?
  • Extract from : « Jacob Faithful » by Captain Frederick Marryat
  • Having slept in a duchess's bed, Kedzie would not backslide.
  • Extract from : « We Can't Have Everything » by Rupert Hughes
  • They will no longer be tolerated, nor will converted Israel backslide again.
  • Extract from : « The Prophet Ezekiel » by Arno C. Gaebelein
  • If thou turn us not, we shall never turn; it is in our nature to backslide for ever.
  • Extract from : « The Power of Faith » by Isabella Graham
  • They are backsliders on their knees long before they backslide openly in the eyes of the world.
  • Extract from : « Practical Religion » by John Charles Ryle
  • Let me mention some of the stone walls that men permit to be broken down when they backslide.
  • Extract from : « Talks To Farmers » by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
  • Jim West thought things looked scaly, but he warn't agoin' to backslide arter he'd got so fur.
  • Extract from : « The End Of The World » by Edward Eggleston
  • When a savage from the Solomons does backslide, he is usually the most cannibalistic of his tribe.
  • Extract from : « Through the South Seas with Jack London » by Martin Johnson
  • So far as is known the converted enemy to Society did not backslide; the Lone Wolf never prowled again.
  • Extract from : « Alias The Lone Wolf » by Louis Joseph Vance

Antonyms for backslide

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