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relapse
used in Gone with the Wind

4 uses
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Definition
to return to an undesirable previous condition — especially illness, addiction, or bad behavior
  • Scarlett relapsed into silence but she could not sit still.
    3.21 (31% in)
  • When she was able to bear the sniffling noise no longer, Scarlett turned and pinched her viciously, causing Prissy to scream in good earnest before she relapsed into frightened silence.
    3.23 (74% in)
  • That was as accurate a summing up of the situation as could be made and Scarlett relapsed into infuriated silence.
    4.38 (59% in)
  • From this conviction of wrongness, Frank gathered courage to forbid Scarlett to do such a thing, and so strong were his remarks that she, startled, relapsed into silence.
    4.41 (91% in)

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