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relapse
used in The Grapes of Wrath

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Definition
to return to an undesirable previous condition — especially illness, addiction, or bad behavior
  • Al relapsed into an insulted silence.
    Chapter 16 (46% in)
  • Ruthie and Winfield tried to play for a while, and then they too relapsed into sullen inactivity, and the rain drummed down on the roof.
    Chapter 30 (2% in)

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