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relapse
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
to return to an undesirable previous condition — especially illness, addiction, or bad behavior
  • "Impossible," said Mary, relapsing into her usual tone; "husbands are an inferior class of men, who require keeping in order."
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (99% in)
  • Lydgate, relieved from anxiety about her, relapsed into what she inwardly called his moodiness—a name which to her covered his thoughtful preoccupation with other subjects than herself, as well as that uneasy look of the brow and distaste for all ordinary things as if they were mixed with bitter herbs, which really made a sort of weather-glass to his vexation and foreboding.
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (50% in)

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