The alternative of advance is retrogression.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
We are either progressing or we are retrogressing.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Vol. 3 (of 4)" by W. Grant Hague
In extremely exceptional instances the disease, after involving a small part, may retrogress and recovery take place.
"Essentials of Diseases of the Skin" by Henry Weightman Stelwagon
The cause for this retrogression was the love of migratory life which is characteristic of the American race.
"Footprints in the Forest" by Edward Sylvester Ellis
All societies have had their epochs of progress and of retrogression.
"Diary from November 12, 1862, to October 18, 1863" by Adam Gurowski
The Morley Government puts a premium on idleness, unthrift, retrogression, and dishonesty.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
Surely, this is no sign of retrogression but of tenacity.
"Cooking and Dining in Imperial Rome" by Apicius
It cannot be too often repeated that sex-hatred means retrogression and not progress.
"The Truth About Woman" by C. Gasquoine Hartley
Retrogression in time, therefore, is frequently not only permissible but necessary.
"A Manual of the Art of Fiction" by Clayton Hamilton
Upon their surfaces and within their clefts and fissures they undergo retrogressive changes, softening, bleeding, or ulcerations.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
ONE-MAN-ONE-VOTE! The knell of Retrogression!
The greatest triumph of the tongue and pen!
ONE-MAN-ONE-VOTE! The right of long possession
Is right no longer in the minds of men!
"One-Man-One-Vote" by Henry Lawson
And when he saw some shallow-pate,
With smallest brain possession,
He uttered no filosofy
On Nature's retrogression.
To ancient types, by Darwin's rule,
He simply said, "Wal, darn a fool."
"The Deacon And His Daughter" by Isabella Valancy Crawford