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Definition of "backslider" [back•slid•er]

  • A recidivist; one who backslides, especially in a religious sense; an apostate. (noun)

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Use "backslider" in a sentence
  • "Henry has been called a backslider because of the lenity of his counsels, but I cannot but think it is the Spirit of Christ that influences him."
  • "The "backslider" is an excellent illustration of the results of periodic renewal of impulse to right living."
  • "And as for the common, partial, and ignorant histories of France, written in our tongue, they generally make him a kind of backslider, who might have been a Huguenot"