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retrogressive

tending towards more primitive forms in evolutionary terms, rather than more advanced forms.
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It is discernible that the city's retrogressively repetitive structural dismantlement and reconstitution is, at a symbolic level, the thwarting negation of the Enlightenment and its prodigious legacy modernism's celebrated idea of 'progress.' A return to an older form or older space on the part of Sophronia is also tantamount to a return to older times--a process that is nothing but a subversive neutralizer of time's apparent progression.
One newly prominent group has invented an entirely novel legal category: "enumerated rights Lochnerism." These scholars denigrate any First Amendment resistance to multiplying forms of expansive government regulation in the service of egalitarian aims as retrogressively libertarian.
While some writers may have turned retrogressively and parochially away from transnational issues, others had a radically different approach and used aestheticism strategically as a response.
However, the Assistant Governor of the Bank of Namibia, Michael Mukete emphasized that the new law, if enacted, will not be applied retrogressively. He said the new proposals will only apply to banks that would be applying for a banking licence for the first time.
Teresa's ecstasy in his famous statue in Santa Maria della Vittoria, but now the autoerotic reading seems inescapable to any but the most retrogressively pious, Freud's legacy.
Indeed, despite the onwards passing of the years, they travel retrogressively back to Paris 'the mother of New Orleans', where the grey stone pillars, pointed arches and labyrinthine catacombs of medieval Gothic await them.