Examples of backslide in a Sentence
Smokers who quit often backslide within a year.
Recent Examples of backslide from the Web
EU officials have repeatedly censured Law & Justice for backsliding on democratic standards.
All season long, Rob, an alcoholic, has been secretly backsliding from sobriety.
Rio, meanwhile, seems set to backslide after nearly $12 billion of investment.
The Trump executive order could encourage other countries to backslide on their commitments — such as Brazil, another major global emitter, mainly because of deforestation.
Nova, who has a 6.88 E.R.A. over his last six starts, has become emblematic of a starting rotation that has begun to backslide after a strong May. The Yankees may get first baseman Mark Teixeira back soon.
Regina’s backslide into alcoholism is notably more difficult for Daphne to accept than Bay.
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Definition of backslide for English Language Learners
: to start doing something bad again after you have stopped it
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