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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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Klein claim that the infinite regresses of propositions are not necessarily absurd, at least not all of them.
With the surprise appearance of his friend, Huck regresses to Tom's childish world of fantasy schemes, turning his back on the adulthood hard-won on the raft.
However, if the order regresses and we begin clamping down on what we can do or where.