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relapse
used in The Brothers Karamazov

5 uses
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Definition
to return to an undesirable previous condition — especially illness, addiction, or bad behavior
  • He relapsed into gloomy silence.
    Book 9 — The Preliminary Investigation (52% in)
  • Smerdyakov was always inquiring, putting certain indirect but obviously premeditated questions, but what his object was he did not explain, and usually at the most important moment he would break off and relapse into silence or pass to another subject.
    Book 5 — Pro And Contra (79% in)
  • "I'm not hindering them, pani," said the Pole in the wig, with a long look at Grushenka, and relapsing into dignified silence he sucked his pipe again.
    Book 8 — Mitya (73% in)
  • Kolya looked sternly at the luckless dog, who relapsed again into obedient rigidity.
    Book 10 — The Boys (13% in)
  • The court relapsed into silence at once.
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (91% in)

There are no more uses of "relapse" in The Brothers Karamazov.

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