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relapse
used in Ulysses by James Joyce

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Definition
to return to an undesirable previous condition — especially illness, addiction, or bad behavior
  • Not to speak of hostels, leperyards, sweating chambers, plaguegraves, their greatest doctors, the O'Shiels, the O'Hickeys, the O'Lees, have sedulously set down the divers methods by which the sick and the relapsed found again health whether the malady had been the trembling withering or loose boyconnell flux.
    Episode 14 — Oxen Of The Sun (2% in)

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