The one discouraging feature, from the Christian point of view, is the backwardness of Christendom in its great enterprise.
As early as 1553 he had ceased to trust Sylvester and Adashev, owing to their extraordinary backwardness in supporting the claims of his infant son to the throne while he himself lay at the point of death.
The relative backwardness of telegraphy in Great Britain was attributed to high charges made by the companies and to restricted facilities.
The application of the a priori method in economics was an accident, due to its association with other subjects and the general backwardness of other sciences rather than any exceptional and peculiar character in the subject-matter of the science itself.
The backwardness of economic science has been an index of the danger threatening the industrial and commercial supremacy of the United Kingdom.