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chronic
used in Catch-22

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Definition
of something bad:  long-lasting or happening all the time — especially of disease
  • He had poor eyesight and chronic sinus trouble, which made war especially exciting for him, since he was in no danger of going overseas.
    Chapter 8 — Lieutenant Scheisskopf (18% in)
  • I hate to say this, Yossarian, but you're turning into a chronic complainer.'
    Chapter 12 — Bologna (40% in)
  • He was handsome and unattractive, a swashbuckling, beefy, conceited man who was putting on fat and was tormented chronically by prolonged seizures of apprehension.
    Chapter 19 — Colonel Cathcart (2% in)
  • His chest ached and he coughed chronically.
    Chapter 32 — Yo-Yo's Roomies (64% in)

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