RETROGRADE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of RETROGRADE
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retrograde
 v.  go backwards; decline to inferior state; degenerate
Classic Sentence:
1  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
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
Example Sentence:
1  Instead of advancing, our civilization seems to retrograde in ethics and culture.
2  He said it would be a retrograde step to remove single parent benefit.