Everything that has since been done has only been in the direction of retrogression, of injury to the text.
Through the seventies and into the eighties this retrogression continued.
Hitherto all movements of religious reform in Sunnite Islam had followed the lines not of development, but of retrogression.
It was a retrogression—in some measure a return to his earlier form.
She is the sister of Ramboasalama, and probably represents the party of retrogression.
But in reality there is no retrogression; for with Lyly allegory is not an ethical instrument.
In one respect there is retrogression in the historical period.
We all know we've been slowly slipping into retrogression ever since '63.
Not advance but retrogression must have followed such a change.
It was then the old, old story of retrogression through alcohol.
retrogression ret·ro·gres·sion (rět'rə-grěsh'ən)
The act or process of deteriorating or declining.
A return to a less complex biological state or stage.