toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

retrogression
used in Ulysses by James Joyce

only 1 use
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition
returning to a previous, less developed state
  • And as the ends and ultimates of all things accord in some mean and measure with their inceptions and originals, that same multiplicit concordance which leads forth growth from birth accomplishing by a retrogressive metamorphosis that minishing and ablation towards the final which is agreeable unto nature so is it with our subsolar being.
    Episode 14 — Oxen Of The Sun (24% in)

There are no more uses of "retrogression" in Ulysses by James Joyce.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®