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chronic
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

3 uses
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Definition
of something bad:  long-lasting or happening all the time — especially of disease
  • As the lad stood in a dubious attitude, Durbeyfield put his hand in his pocket, and produced a shilling, one of the chronically few that he possessed.
    1 — The Maiden (6% in)
  • Considering his position he became wonderfully free from the chronic melancholy which is taking hold of the civilized races with the decline of belief in a beneficent Power.
    3 — The Rally (35% in)
  • Marian's full face could not blush past its chronic pinkness.
    3 — The Rally (70% in)

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