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regress

verb backslide, fall again into, fall back, fall behind, go back, move backward, pass back, recede, relapse, retrocede, retrograde, retrogress, return, reverse, revert, turn back
See also: decline, deteriorate, escheat, recidivate, relapse, reversion, revert

REGRESS. Returning; going back opposed to ingress. (q.v.)

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The result is, so to speak, a lesson in epistemology very different from what one finds in most textbook discussions of the subject: a case study in regresses and coherence as they arise in real-life inquiries and controversies--of epistemology in medias res.
Some cancers grow so slowly that the patient dies of other causes first, or the cancer remains dormant or regresses.
However, there are so many characters of varying ages that Morris's voice is appropriate, especially as Liz regresses, becoming nine, then four, and then an infant.