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backslider

One who reverts or relapses into bad habits, unethical or immoral behavior, or criminal activity. We've tried to help her quit smoking, but she's a bit of a backslider. Jimmy's too much of a backslider to stay true to the practices of the church.
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The French coach has already suffered two years of torment as manager of the Premiership's renowned backsliders.
Beware the backsliders, though, who keep pushing the deadline on, the dieter, for example, who takes the fig roll on the excuse that 'there's no point beginning the diet until after the holiday season because there's too much food in the house which will only go to waste and anyway, the gym's still closed'.
The idea is that the shares of companies which comply (or explain coherently) should go up, while those of backsliders are punished.
Backsliders had only been unconscious hypocrites, for example, while separatists still were, as Perkins and Rogers were quick to claim.
It is about backsliders who would prefer to laze around on the dole for years and are not ashamed to do so.
Mammoth has a roster of more than 25 artists, including the gold-record-selling Squirrel Nut Zippers, The Backsliders, Pure, Victoria Williams and Frente
At Christmas, it takes 17 Masses to handle the backsliders who appear only on those feasts ranked in the ordo as doubles of the first class.
These contributions replace unidentified backsliders, and Linda Pollock's limp offering on concepts of privacy perhaps represents another kind of backsliding.
The Commission has complained in a new report that it is having to open more and more actions against EU backsliders to force them into line.
Three months before they actually join, the ten will be subject to a sweeping review of eligibility, and any backsliders could be rejected at the last moment.
After the victory over A&P, when Costonie was at the height of his popularity as a political leader, he struck back at his critics saying that he had "a list of names of persons who were traitors" to the cause of freedom and that "the Ark is about to leave, and I am giving all the backsliders a last chance to get on.
Besides, if the will to eliminated jail sentences for publishing offences really did exist, the president could have just as easily decreed the amendment of 33 articles in the Egyptian Penal Code reinforcing this antediluvian practice, and saved the regimeeIUs face from further slipping to the bottom of the roster of notorious backsliders in freedom of expression indices worldwide.
As any manager will tell you, there are enough backsliders in the game already without giving them readymade excuses for another day on the skive.
The letter gives the backsliders until April 15 to provide "as a matter of urgency" full details of their current employment and remuneration so the deductions can be made.