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  • verb Present participle of regress.


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  • He finishes the chapter by reassuring us that whatever civilization any race has attained it has attained independently and that we have, in fact, been progressing, rather than regressing from a higher previous level.

    Cue outrage in three, two, one…

  • The way that the Ma government is moving is usually described as regressing backwards towards authoritarianism, but actually they are moving forward...... in the direction of Singapore.

    Archive 2008-11-01

  • Kansas actually does a pretty good job of disproving evolution: how else to explain a state regressing from the site of a symbolic victory for academic freedom to the most famous place in America that wants to dumb down the education its children receive?


  • I think the fact that we, as a community, keep rehashing the same things, keep regressing, is simply a side-effect of the community’s constant growth.

    Community Is Hard. Deal With It. | Her Bad Mother

  • When you decide that you never, ever, have anything to learn from other people who don’t have your when you decide that emotions or intentions are all that matter and facts and consequences and the wisdom of the ages and sages don’t matter, when you call regressing into an immature perfectionism which makes of your group members half-unborn souls chafing against their mothers, you become so right that you’re left.

    Once Upon a Time, Liberals Knew What They Stood For

  • In some way, they seem to be lost, their lives appear to be devoid of authentic meaning, and they may look -- and even behave -- like they are "regressing" in order to capture time gone by.

    Alex Pattakos: Living With Meaning At "Midlife"

  • Why aren't we "regressing" skin cells to embryonic cells instead of having to kill embryos?

    The Orange County Register - Homepage

  • However, since that creation, we have been slowly progressing, or should I say "regressing," toward a state of chaos.

    Gamecock - A user blog

  • "regressing" them to an infantile state, attaining a "clean slate" upon which new patterns of behavior and thought would be etched.

    Jane Smiley: The Shock Doctrine

  • The estimates for each year are computed by regressing labor force participation on birth cohort and church attendance and the resulting annual estimates are then LOESS-smoothed.

    American Grace


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