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Backslide

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To Backsli'de. v.n. [from back and slide.] To fall off; to apostatize: a word only used by divines.

Hast thou seen that which backsliding Israel hath done? She is gone up upon every high mountain, and under every green tree. Jeremiah, iii. 6.

Sources: The Bible - Jeremiah (13)

Attributes: Verb Neuter (131)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Backslide." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: January 18, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=13500.


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