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recrudescence


a recrudescence of the symptoms
  a return of something after a period of absence — especially something bad
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  • a recrudescence of the symptoms
  • a recrudescence of racism
  • A recrudescence of anger glinted in Weedon Scott’s grey eyes, and he muttered savagely, "The beast!"
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • A blinding sunlight drowned all this at times in a sudden recrudescence of glare.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Heart of Darkness

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  • Fancy might have regarded the act as the recrudescence of a trick in which her armed progenitors were not unpractised.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • An old man, widower, unkempt of hair, in bed, with head covered, sighing: an infirm dog, Athos: aconite, resorted to by increasing doses of grains and scruples as a palliative of recrudescent neuralgia: the face in death of a septuagenarian, suicide by poison.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • We are seeing a recrudescence of these contentions by scientists, even to the recent suggestion that men with lower IQs (by white-oriented tests) be paid to have vasectomies—one thousand dollars for each point lower than 100, so that a man with an IQ of 90 would get ten thousand dollars to have himself sterilized.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • And the dwindling shreds of the humanity still startled me every now and then,—a momentary recrudescence of speech perhaps, an unexpected dexterity of the fore-feet, a pitiful attempt to walk erect.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Island of Dr. Moreau
  • "What can I tell you?" he demanded, with a recrudescence of fierceness.
    Jack London  --  Sea Wolf
  • The first month of the plague ended gloomily, with a violent recrudescence of the epidemic and a dramatic sermon preached by Father Paneloux, the Jesuit priest who had given an arm to old Michel when he was tottering home at the start of his illness.
    Albert Camus  --  The Plague

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  • A RECRUDESCENCE OF DIVINE RIGHT End of the dictatorship.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • A RECRUDESCENCE OF DIVINE RIGHT undisputed forms of the health of society in the nineteenth century was established over France, and over the continent.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • A RECRUDESCENCE OF DIVINE RIGHT But what matters it to the Infinite? all that tempest, all that cloud, that war, then that peace?
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • About the same time we had a recrudescence of outbreaks of fire, especially in the residential area near the west gate.
    Albert Camus  --  The Plague
  • While not dissenting, the old doctor reminded him that the future remained uncertain; history proved that epidemics have a way of recrudescing when least expected.
    Albert Camus  --  The Plague
  • Nevertheless, at certain points and in certain places, in spite of philosophy, in spite of progress, the spirit of the cloister persists in the midst of the nineteenth century, and a singular ascetic recrudescence is, at this moment, astonishing the civilized world.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Then there would be an unpleasant scene; a recrudescence of family questions, a confrontation of positions, every sort of sarcasm and all manner of objections at one and the same time, CHAPTER II.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
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