RETROGRADE's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of retrograde
Definition:
v. go backwards; decline to inferior state; degenerate
Example:
Instead of advancing, our civilization seems to retrograde in ethics and culture.
Sentence in Classic:
I fell asleep on the sofa, however, wondering over and over again how Lucy had made such a retrograde movement, and how she could have been drained of so much blood with no sign anywhere to show for it.
Dracula By Bram Stoker Context
Our history must needs retrograde for the space of a few pages, to inform the reader of certain passages material to his understanding the rest of this important narrative.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott Context
Then the cardinal, whatever he said, very well knew that the horror of bloodshed in this encounter, in which Frenchman would combat against Frenchman, was a retrograde movement of sixty years impressed upon his policy; and the cardinal was at that period what we now call a man of progress.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas Context