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back·slide

 (băk′slīd′)
intr.v. back·slid (-slĭd′), back·slid·ing, back·slides
To revert to bad habits or lapse in religious practice.

back′slid′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.backslider - someone who lapses into previous undesirable patterns of behaviorbackslider - someone who lapses into previous undesirable patterns of behavior
offender, wrongdoer - a person who transgresses moral or civil law

backslider

noun relapser, renegade, reneger, deserter, fallen angel, turncoat, apostate I've never heard of him punishing a backslider.
Translations

backslider

[ˈbækˈslaɪdəʳ] Nreincidente mf
References in classic literature ?
Those black angularities which his face had used to put on when his wishes were thwarted now did duty in picturing the incorrigible backslider who would insist upon turning again to his wallowing in the mire.
The two year long Operation Backslider was set up after detectives from the SCDEA received information that Scots were sourcing cocaine directly from Colombian drug cartels
His argument was again succinct: "David, you show me a college-educated Baptist, and I'll show you a backslider.
The People can reveal that Gray said in his 'testimony': "Billy Wright influenced me greatly even as a backslider on the things of God.
A recent line among media-watchers is that Clinton, if he tumbles, will have been done in by the "Catholic media mafia," a community of pundits driven by harsh Catholic morality to score on a Protestant backslider.
The fundamentalist view lays down an inflexible law which leaves no room for any other interpretation, and which roundly accuses any backslider of blasphemy.
The opening verse of the poem explicitly locates the backslider as
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The original purpose of Lent was to instruct pagan converts in the faith and to prepare the backslider to return to the fold.
Both companies offer a broad array of auto glass and related services, including glass replacement, rock chip repair, truck backslider windows, and tinting services.
On the expenditure measure of Medicaid effort, California was the sole climber and Georgia the only backslider.