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She had chronic bronchitis, and told him it hindered her in the exercise of her profession.
They came to a stand a short distance away and yelled taunting oaths at the boy with the chronic sneer.
how short-sighted you all are to be discussing education and plans for the future, when this unhappy child is so plainly marked for the tomb," sighed Aunt Myra, with a lugubrious sniff and a solemn wag of the funereal bonnet, which she refused to remove, being afflicted with a chronic catarrh.
As for the ladies, the elder among them existed in a state of chronic protest against Lady Lundie, and the younger were absorbed in the essentially serious occupation of considering and comparing their wedding-dresses.
She jest seems to have been born with a sort of chronic spite agin men and Methodists.
In Ireland, therefore, the remaining twenty years of Spenser's short life were for the most part spent, amid distressing scenes of English oppression and chronic insurrection among the native Irish.
Among the people, these causes of injustice bring about a chronic state of smothered hatred for their social superiors.
Certainly there was something hardly human about the colonel's wolfish pursuit of pleasure, and his chronic resolution not to go home till morning had a touch of the hideous clarity of insomnia.
There would have to be a long period of chronic symptoms which would at once have attracted my attention.
The ticker began to reel out jerkily its fitful coils of tape, the desk telephone had a chronic attack of buzzing.
Tisher: a deferential widow with a weak back, a chronic sigh, and a suppressed voice, who looks after the young ladies' wardrobes, and leads them to infer that she has seen better days.
Almost could she understand Sarah's chronic complaining.