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chronic
used in The Screwtape Letters

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Definition
of something bad:  long-lasting or happening all the time — especially of disease
  • Since this is a kind of beauty even more transitory than most, we thus aggravate the female's chronic horror of growing old (with many excellent results) and render her less willing and less able to bear children.
    Chapter 20 (46% in)
  • While it lasts you have your chance to foment the problems in secret and render them chronic.
    Chapter 26 (9% in)
  • The routine of adversity, the gradual decay of youthful loves and youthful hopes, the quiet despair (hardly felt as pain) of ever overcoming the chronic temptations with which we have again and again defeated them, the drabness which we create in their lives and the inarticulate resentment with which we teach them to respond to it—all this provides admirable opportunities of wearing out a soul by attrition.
    Chapter 28 (46% in)

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