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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of relapse.

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Examples

  • These clocks must have been a little before the right time, for it was not till they had again relapsed into silence that there rang out from the ante-room the clear sweet tones, eight times repeated, of "Cuckoo."

    The Cuckoo Clock

  • Often and anxiously the Cabalist shot a glance at his companion, and then again relapsed into reverie.

    Chapter 3 - Part III

  • If the princes of Britain relapsed into barbarism, while the cities studiously preserved the laws and manners of Rome, the whole island must have been gradually divided by the distinction of two national parties; again broken into a thousand subdivisions of war and faction, by the various provocations of interest and resentment.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • She relapsed, which is common among people who have eating disorder problems.

    CNN Transcript Oct 10, 2006

  • However, all of the leukemia cells that initially responded to the drug later relapsed, which is similar to what happens in many human patients.

    Health News from Medical News Today

  • Their conversation, formerly confined to parochial matters, now ranged from abstruse doctrinal problems to the question of how to induce Myriem, who had deplorably "relapsed," to keep the kitchen cleaner and spend less time on the roofs.

    The Seed of the Faith.

  • Philip the Fair sent him to die at the stake as "relapsed", and he continued unflinching until the last (see TEMPLARS, KNIGHTS).

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman

  • All the terrors of military execution, all the artifices of priestcraft, were put forth to make converts and such as relapsed were subjected to cruel torments.

    A Modern History, From the Time of Luther to the Fall of Napoleon For the Use of Schools and Colleges

  • Eighteen children made tangible progress, Dr. Warshak said, while the remaining four "relapsed" after later coming under the influence of the alienating parent.

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  • Eighteen children made tangible progress, Dr. Warshak said, while the remaining four "relapsed" after later coming under the influence of the alienating parent.

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