• WordNet 3.6
    • n relapsing a failure to maintain a higher state
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Relapsing Marked by a relapse; falling back; tending to return to a former worse state.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • relapsing Sliding or falling back; marked by a relapse or return to a former worse state.
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  • Jimmy Connors
    Jimmy Connors
    “Rather than viewing a brief relapse back to inactivity as a failure, treat it as a challenge and try to get back on track as soon as possible.”


In literature:

Then all relapsed into gloom, and the little candles were borne aloft and went their way through the heavy darkness of the galleries.
"Rome From the "Three Cities"" by Emile Zola
But after doing this he paused, leaned his forehead upon his hand, and once more relapsed into thought.
"Lady Audley's Secret" by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Massot, however, had been obliging enough to stop Camille and bring her to Pierre, who at the first words they exchanged relapsed into despair.
"Paris From the "Three Cities"" by Emile Zola
Pierre had meantime relapsed into his reverie, and beheld himself as he had been at six-and-twenty, when ordained a priest.
"The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete Lourdes, Rome and Paris" by Emile Zola
Yet I don't know why I should, as you may relapse: it shall e'en go.
"The Works of Lord Byron: Letters and Journals, Volume 2." by Lord Byron
She had suffered a relapse.
"The Port of Adventure" by Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
Simon looked wistfully after the pretty head, and relapsed into a day-dream.
"M. or N. "Similia similibus curantur."" by G.J. Whyte-Melville
The Duke of La Force had abjured, then repented of his abjuration, only to relapse again.
"A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Volume V. of VI." by Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
It came on them as a lugubrious flash, followed by the relapse of horror.
"The Man Who Laughs" by Victor Hugo
He was considered too young to bear the burden of royalty, and Judea relapsed into a Roman province.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol XI." by Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton

In poetry:

``Only, beware relapse!''
The Abbot hung his head.
This beggar might be perhaps
An angel, Luther said.
"The Twins" by Robert Browning
"'Raise me from earth; the pains of want remove,
And let me, silent, seek some friendly shore;
There only, banish'd from the form I love,
My weeping virtue shall relapse no more.
"Elegy XXVI. Describing the Sorrow of An Ingeneous Mind" by William Shenstone
You have heard the mob laughed at?
I ask you: Is not the mob rough as the mountains are
And all things human rise from the mob and relapse and
rise again as rain to the sea.
"On The Way" by Carl Sandburg
The forests had done it; there they stood;
We caught for a moment the powers at play:
They had mingled us so, for once and good,
Their work was done—-we might go or stay,
They relapsed to their ancient mood.
"By The Fire-Side" by Robert Browning

In news:

The clinical course of addiction resembles that of other chronic disorders with relapses and remissions.
He tries to get clean, but relapses, and Ashoo said the vicious cycle of lying and stealing to buy drugs continues.
Painter Kinkade relapsed into alcoholism .
Cancer Drug Reduced Relapses in MS Patients: Studies.
The cancer drug alemtuzumab (Campath) reduces the risk of disease relapse in people with multiple sclerosis, two new trials show.
Blames CFS workers for drug relapse, slaying.
"Let's be honest, that last Relapse CD was ehhh," Eminem rapped on Recovery , which turned out to be the post-rehab victory lap that the schlocky Relapse wasn't.
REVIEWS Eminem, ' Relapse .
It's just not called ' Relapse 2.'.
' Relapse 2' is canceled.
Ministry ' Relapse ' Once Again.
Baseball's Josh Hamilton Reportedly Suffers Relapse .
Disks on Relapse Records logged in KDHX's playlists.
'Goodbye First Love': Heartbreak, Recovery, Relapse .
(WBEN) Roswell Park Cancer Institute has announced development of an investigational vaccine which they claim has the potential to eradicate cancer cells and prevent relapses.

In science:

This dataset consists of microarrays of 78 breast cancer patients, of which 44 had shown no relapse of metastases within 5 years after initial treatment (van’t Veer et al., 2002).
Graph Kernels
One example occurs in medical diagnostics in mental health in which one may want to classify patients as “low risk” or “high risk” for relapse based on observed medical history.
Small Sample Inference for Generalization Error in Classification Using the CUD Bound
The risk of relapse plays a central role in tailoring therapy intensity. A total of 389 samples were analyzed for the study, from which high quality gene expression data were obtained on 360 samples.
Quality assessment for short oligonucleotide microarray data