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relapse

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Definition to return to an undesirable previous condition — especially illness, addiction, or bad behavior
  • She returned to the hospital due to difficulty breathing after a relapse of the flu.
relapse = return (to an undesirable previous condition)
  • She stayed clean for over a year, but had a relapse in December and is now in a drug treatment center.
  • relapse = return to an undesirable previous condition
  • Relapses are common with major depressive disorder.
  • relapses = returns to an undesirable previous condition
  • The doctor had said she could have a relapse.
    Pam Munoz Ryan  --  Esperanza Rising
  • relapse = return to an undesirable previous condition
  • The next day the doctors were back; Tom had relapsed.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • relapsed = returned to an undesirable previous condition
  • Her large shapely body seemed to relapse naturally into stillness.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • relapse = return to an undesirable previous condition
  • By the way she spoke, I could tell she had no idea he'd relapsed, that he'd touched a bottle.
    Kody Keplinger  --  The DUFF: (Designated Ugly Fat Friend)
  • relapsed = begun drinking again
  • —whenever he subsided into affection, he called me Pip, and whenever he relapsed into politeness he called me sir;
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • relapsed = returned to an undesirable previous condition
  • Fanny was silent, and Miss Crawford relapsed into thoughtfulness, till suddenly looking up at the end of a few minutes, she exclaimed, "Ah! here he is."
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • relapsed = returned to an less desirable previous condition
  • Then checking himself and relapsing into his own tongue: "What's up on the train?"
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • relapsing = returning to a less undesirable previous condition
  • There is still a chance of a relapse.
    Pam Munoz Ryan  --  Esperanza Rising
  • relapse = return to an undesirable previous condition
  • Poor lads! they—like Tom—had suffered a relapse.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • relapse = return to an undesirable previous condition
  • He handed in his resignation at once—and that night the Judge suffered a relapse and died.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • relapse = return to an undesirable previous condition
  • She didn't know about Dad's relapse, or the way Wesley had stood up for me.
    Kody Keplinger  --  The DUFF: (Designated Ugly Fat Friend)
  • For that night he'd relapsed.
    Kody Keplinger  --  The DUFF: (Designated Ugly Fat Friend)
  • I hadn't mentioned his relapse to her, mostly since it had passed without any significant drama.
    Kody Keplinger  --  The DUFF: (Designated Ugly Fat Friend)
  • She didn't cause that relapse.
    Kody Keplinger  --  The DUFF: (Designated Ugly Fat Friend)
  • Did relapses work that way?
    Kody Keplinger  --  The DUFF: (Designated Ugly Fat Friend)
  • He never would have relapsed if he hadn't seen those stupid papers.
    Kody Keplinger  --  The DUFF: (Designated Ugly Fat Friend)
  • If the relapse was over.
    Kody Keplinger  --  The DUFF: (Designated Ugly Fat Friend)

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