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I'm looking for a simplistic manner to say

To reverse a little, ...

or

To go back to an earlier statement, ...

A single word conjunctive adverb would be best, similar to furthermore or however

  • Not a single word, but how about backtracking somewhat, or similar? – Charon Nov 30 '15 at 9:13
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    Could you provide more context? What exactly do you want to go on to day? – Charon Nov 30 '15 at 9:15
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To go back to an earlier statement, ...

A single word conjunctive adverb would be best, similar to furthermore or however.

I don't think there is a single word (conjunctive adverb or anything else). In most contexts it would simply be "to go back / get back to where we were ..." or possibly "just to backtrack for a moment ...".

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But to resume ...

Here's a quote from Byron's Don Juan:

For we all know that English people are
Fed upon beef—I won't say much of beer,
Because 't is liquor only, and being far
From this my subject, has no business here;
We know, too, they very fond of war,
A pleasure—like all pleasures—rather dear;
So were the Cretans—from which I infer
That beef and battles both were owing to her.

But to resume. The languid Juan raised
His head upon his elbow, and he saw
A sight on which he had not lately gazed,
As all his latter meals had been quite raw,
Three or four things, for which the Lord he praised,
And, feeling still the famish'd vulture gnaw,
He fell upon whate'er was offer'd, like
A priest, a shark, an alderman, or pike.

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If you wanted to refer to something in the past but then continue on the present topic, you could use whilst

Whilst it has been proven previously that X, I now refer to Y

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Try "continuing from earlier", or "to continue from earlier."

To go on after an interruption; resume

(TFD)

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