CHRONIC in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of CHRONIC
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
chronic
 a.  lasting for long period; marked by frequent recurrence, as certain diseases
Classic Sentence:
1  The dreadful secret of the murder was a chronic misery.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
2  I lived in a state of chronic uneasiness respecting my behavior to Joe.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXXIV
3  A sort of chronic remorse went with him everywhere, although not strong enough to make any decided change in his course; and this very remorse reacted again into indulgence.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
4  It was clear to me at a glance that he was in the grip of some deadly and chronic disease.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IV. THE BOSCOMBE VALLEY MYSTERY
5  Yes, a chronic and very obstinate case of icterus.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
6  As a result, Aunt Pitty was chronically in what Uncle Peter called a "state," never knowing when her bedroom would be entered by an officer and a squad of men.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
7  Silent, slow, and solemn; bowing over still further his chronically broken back, he toiled away, as if toil were life itself, and the heavy beating of his hammer the heavy beating of his heart.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 112. The Blacksmith.
8  They both had weak eyes, which I had long attributed to their chronically looking in at keyholes, and they were always at hand when not wanted; indeed that was their only reliable quality besides larceny.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XL
Example Sentence:
1  If left untreated the condition may become chronic.
2  The country is an economic basket case with chronic unemployment and rampant crime.
3  His condition would be more accurately termed as "chronic fatigue".
4  There is no easy short-term solution to Britain's chronic economic malaise.
5  Those who suffer from narcissism become self-absorbed or chronic show-offs.
6  The doctors were finally able to attribute his chronic headaches to traces of formaldehyde gas in his apartment.
7  The burden of infectious diseases, including HIV, as well as chronic conditions, coupled with a lack of health care, has led to this situation.
8  As with other chronic diseases, our challenge in obesity is not how to get patients to start treatment, but is how to get patients to stick with treatment forever.
9  This paper describes methods for projecting the incidence and prevalence of a chronic disease in ageing populations.