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chronic
used in Moby Dick

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of something bad:  long-lasting — especially of disease
  • Silent, slow, and solemn; bowing over still further his chronically broken back, he toiled away, as if toil were life itself, and the heavy beating of his hammer the heavy beating of his heart.
    Chapters 112-114 -- The Blacksmith; The Forge; The Gilder (6% in)

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