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relapse
used in The Mill on the Floss

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Definition
to return to an undesirable previous condition — especially illness, addiction, or bad behavior
  • Evidently, after his fit of promptitude, Mr. Tulliver was relapsing into the sense that this is a puzzling world.
    1.8 -- Book 1 Chapter 8 -- Mr. Tulliver Shows His Weaker Side (90% in)
  • But perceiving that his first advances toward amity were not met, he relapsed into his least favorable disposition toward Philip, and resolved never to appeal to him either about drawing or exercise again.
    2.5 -- Book 2 Chapter 5 -- Maggie's Second Visit (14% in)
  • Maggie, on the contrary, after her momentary delight in Tom's speech, had relapsed into her state of trembling indignation.
    3.3 -- Book 3 Chapter 3 -- The Family Council (63% in)
  • "Sit down, sit down," said Mr. Deane, relapsing into his accounts, in which he and the managing-clerk remained so absorbed for the next half-hour that Tom began to wonder whether he should have to sit in this way till the bank closed,—there seemed so little tendency toward a conclusion in the quiet, monotonous procedure of these sleek, prosperous men of business.
    3.5 -- Book 3 Chapter 5 -- Tom Applies His Knife to the Oyster (22% in)
  • The walk was finished in silence after this, for Luke had disburthened himself of thoughts to an extent that left his conversational resources quite barren, and Mr. Tulliver had relapsed from his recollections into a painful meditation on the choice of hardships before him.
    3.9 -- Book 3 Chapter 9 -- An Item Added to the Family Register (52% in)
  • She saw it daily—saw it in the sickened look of fatigue with which, as soon as he was not compelled to exert himself, he relapsed into indifference toward everything but the possibility of watching her.
    6.13 -- Book 6 Chapter 13 -- Borne Along by the Tide (16% in)

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