verb (used without object), back·slid, back·slid or back·slid·den, back·slid·ing.
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But what about the formerly middle-class African Americans who find themselves on the backslide?How Much Does 'Culture' Matter for 'Inner-City' Poverty?|Jamelle Bouie|March 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is a thing of very common occurrence, inside the different denominations, for their members to backslide, as they call it.
Having slept in a duchess's bed, Kedzie would not backslide.We Can't Have Everything|Rupert Hughes
So far as is known the converted enemy to Society did not backslide; the Lone Wolf never prowled again.Alias The Lone Wolf|Louis Joseph Vance