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relapse
used in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

3 uses
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Definition
to return to an undesirable previous condition — especially illness, addiction, or bad behavior
  • The next day the doctors were back; Tom had relapsed.
    Chapter 22 (91% in)
relapsed = returned to an undesirable previous condition
  • He handed in his resignation at once—and that night the Judge suffered a relapse and died.
    Chapter 22 (24% in)
  • relapse = return to an undesirable previous condition
  • Poor lads! they—like Tom—had suffered a relapse.
    Chapter 22 (**% in)
relapse = return to an undesirable previous condition
There are no more uses of "relapse" in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

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