What is chronic?

  • (adj): Being long-lasting and recurrent or characterized by long suffering.
    Example: "Chronic indigestion"; "a chronic shortage of funds"; "a chronic invalid"
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Famous quotes containing the word chronic:

    That’s the whole story of my life: frustration. It’s a chronic disease, and it’s incurable.
    Robert E. Sherwood (1896–1955)

    Adder-faced singularity
    Espouses a nailed-up childhood,
    Skin-disease pardons
    Soft horror of living,
    A gabble is forgiven
    By chronic solitude.
    Philip Larkin (1922–1986)

    What the horrors of war are, no one can imagine. They are not wounds and blood and fever, spotted and low, or dysentery, chronic and acute, cold and heat and famine. They are intoxication, drunken brutality, demoralisation and disorder on the part of the inferior ... jealousies, meanness, indifference, selfish brutality on the part of the superior.
    Florence Nightingale (1820–1910)