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Definitionto return to an undesirable previous condition — especially illness, addiction, or bad behavior
- By very slow degrees, and with frequent relapses that alarmed and grieved my friend, I recovered.Chapter 5 (86% in)
- More than once the agitation into which these reflections threw me made my friends dread a dangerous relapse.Chapter 21 (71% in)
- I had already been three months in prison, and although I was still weak and in continual danger of a relapse, I was obliged to travel nearly a hundred miles to the country town where the court was held.Chapter 21 (75% in)
There are no more uses of "relapse" in Frankenstein.
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