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Regress   /rˈigrɛs/  /rɪgrˈɛs/   Listen

(past & past part. regressed; pres. part. regressing)
Go back to a statistical means.
Go back to a previous state.  Synonyms: retrovert, return, revert, turn back.
Get worse or fall back to a previous condition.  Synonyms: retrograde, retrogress.
Go back to bad behavior.  Synonyms: fall back, lapse, recidivate, relapse, retrogress.

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"Regress" Quotes from Famous Books

... formal theistic arguments,[17] but in the opinion of the writer the text of the Metaphysics does not lend itself readily to any such cut and dried arrangement of its argument. Aristotle does, indeed, to avoid the absurdity of an endless regress, argue from the {kinoumena} and the {kinounta} of the physical World to a {proton kinoun} which is a pure {energeia, akineton, aneu hyles}, and hence foreign to all the passivity and contingency of matter;[18] ...
— The Basis of Early Christian Theism • Lawrence Thomas Cole

... States in this Union, the free inhabitants of each of these States—paupers, vagabonds, and fugitives from justice excepted—shall be entitled to all privileges and immunities of free citizens in the several States; and the people of each State shall have free ingress and regress to and from any other State, and shall enjoy therein all the privileges of trade and commerce, subject to the same duties, impositions, and restrictions as the inhabitants thereof, respectively; provided that such restrictions shall not extend so far as to prevent ...
— History of the Negro Race in America from 1619 to 1880. Vol. 2 (of 2) - Negroes as Slaves, as Soldiers, and as Citizens • George Washington Williams

... conform. Day after day he can grow in grace. Day after day the beautiful graces of the Spirit can become more beautiful and the exterior life be more perceptibly stamped with the holy image of God. There must be progress, or there will be regress. When a ball that has been thrown upward ceases to ascend, it begins to descend. When the fulness of the type is reached, then begins the retrogression. This is none the less true of spiritual things. The reason why there need be no declension in love is because the highest point of development ...
— How to Live a Holy Life • C. E. Orr

Words linked to "Regress" :   go back, recover, logical thinking, resile, decline, change by reversal, progress, reasoning, worsen, drop off, abstract thought, change, fall behind, recede, recuperate, turn, reversal, reverse, lose

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