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chronic
used in Of Human Bondage

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Definition
of something bad:  long-lasting or happening all the time — especially of disease
  • She had chronic bronchitis, and told him it hindered her in the exercise of her profession.
    81-82 — Chapters 81-82 (63% in)
  • Chronic bronchitis, "a nasty "acking cough,' was what they chiefly suffered from; one went to the H.P. and the other to the clerk, handing in their letters: if they were going on well the words Rep 14 were written on them, and they went to the dispensary with their bottles or gallipots in order to have medicine given them for fourteen days more.
    81-82 — Chapters 81-82 (12% in)
  • He had chronic bronchitis, but many old men had that and lived on indefinitely.
    99-100 — Chapters 99-100 (48% in)
  • He reckoned out how long he could possibly live: he was well over seventy, Philip did not know his exact age, but he must be at least seventy-five; he suffered from chronic bronchitis and every winter had a bad cough.
    105-106 — Chapters 105-106 (20% in)
  • Though he knew them by heart Philip read over and over again the details in his text-book of medicine of chronic bronchitis in the old.
    105-106 — Chapters 105-106 (21% in)

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