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relapse
used in The Scarlet Letter

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to return to an undesirable previous condition — especially illness, addiction, or bad behavior
  • Now that there was an end, they needed more breath, more fit to support the gross and earthly life into which they relapsed, than that atmosphere which the preacher had converted into words of flame, and had burdened with the rich fragrance of his thought.
    Chapter 23 -- The Revelation of the Scarlet Letter (4% in)

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