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  • If you see him regressing into that state of mind-and you'll know it when you see it-stop him.   (source)
  • That without his reformist spirit, his tolerance of small acts of progress, things would regress, and all the liberties promised at KAEC would be ground into the sand.   (source)
    regress = returned to a former (less advanced) state
  • He laughed again and told me to stop regressing into the feudal Jyoti.†   (source)
  • Since Thanksgiving, things have regressed between St. Clair and me.†   (source)
  • 'I regressed this subject at least a dozen times,' says Dr. Chatterjee.†   (source)
  • He regressed me.†   (source)
  • To the Psychiatric Center for Research on Regressive Tendencies.†   (source)
  • "In four months," Randy said, "we've regressed four thousand years.†   (source)
  • I filled my lungs, prayed a small regressive prayer to the Christian deity—my first in years—and resumed my heroic crawl southward toward that receding wet mop of yellow hair.†   (source)
  • He is regressing under the emotional bankruptcy very rapidly…†   (source)
  • It was important to make no jarring note, no sudden noise or physical movement that might frighten the patient into a psychological regression.   (source)
    regression = return to a former (less advanced) state
  • He'd never made the admission, and he did so now at the risk of sounding like he might be regressing.   (source)
    regressing = returning to a former (less advanced) state
  • What I hear on this tape is the same man, pushed into regression by the discovery that his daughter whom he loves more than his own life is now in the hands of a killer.   (source)
    regression = return to a former (less advanced) state
  • He was regressing under emotional exhaustion and on the verge of self-destruction.†   (source)
  • I appeal to your infantile regressions.†   (source)
  • Indeed, where not so kept, they have a regressive effect: they reduce the father image back again to the dimensions of the totem.†   (source)
  • What eludes me is the reason for his regression—is it a special case?   (source)
  • How does Algernon's regression affect the basic hypothesis of the experiment?   (source)
  • There might be regression to an even more primitive level of functioning.   (source)
  • Reviewing the data on Algernon: although he is still in his physical youth, he has regressed mentally.   (source)
    regressed = returned to a former (less advanced) state
  • I'm not afraid of regression any more.   (source)
    regression = return to a former (less advanced) state
  • He reflected that the progressive extension of the field of individual development and experience was regressively accompanied by a restriction of the converse domain of interindividual relations.†   (source)
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  • And, um, I know this sounds weird —" in fact, it was a completely lunatic analogy, crackpot, insane, but I didn't know any other way to work around to what I wanted to say —"but you know Barbara Guibbory, who does those seminars up in Rhinebeck, those past-life-regression things?†   (source)
  • It's a regression.†   (source)
  • He is what they call in the thrillers a double agent, a triple agent in this case, an agent to infinite regression.†   (source)
  • "In the last year alone,' declares reincarnation hypnotist Ling Ti Wan , 'I have helped hundreds to regress to previous lives under hypnosis.†   (source)
  • Still-and here Glaedr's eye gleamed-it has already gentled your race from the rough barbarians who first landed in Alagaesia, though you have begun to regress since the Fall.†   (source)
  • She didn't exactly regress—there were still moments when she seemed her old self—but for the most part, she seemed to be frozen somewhere in between.†   (source)
  • "And we're falling for this because of our sudden, unexpected regression into unbelievable stupidity?"†   (source)
  • Animals taking the drug did not develop the disease, and animals already demonstrating the disease showed a marked regression as a result of the drug.†   (source)
  • With a single act his fragile, damaged mind could regress years-thirteen years-to where he was a functioning killer, and for him nothing else!†   (source)
  • I believe one does not regress in neurosis.†   (source)
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  • She hadn't done this because the regression was infinite.†   (source)
  • And the regression was infinite because it is called infinite regression.†   (source)
  • Dr. Shiv Chatterjee, fitness guru and high-energy physicist, recently stunned a live TV audience by relating the well-documented case of two women, unknown to each other, who came to him for regression in the same week, only to discover that they had been twin sisters in the lost city of Atlantis fifty thousand years ago.†   (source)
  • My hand, bully; thou shalt have egress and regress; said I well? and thy name shall be Brook.†   (source)
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  • X can cause Y; Y can cause X; or it may be that some other factor is causing both X and Y. A regression alone can't tell you whether it snows because its cold, whether it's cold because it snows, or if the two just happen to go together.   (source)
    regression = the process of finding any relationship between variables
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