[ US /ˈkɹɑnɪkəɫi, ˈkɹɑnɪkɫi/ ]
[ UK /kɹˈɒnɪkli/ ]
  1. in a slowly developing and long lasting manner
    chronically ill persons
  2. in a habitual and longstanding manner
    smoking chronically
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How To Use chronically In A Sentence

  • Part of the problem in making extrapolations from these patterns to build a theory is that the relationship between language and social structure may vary considerably, both synchronically and diachronically.
  • Chronically stressed mammals produce hormones called glucocorticoids, which can suppress certain immune-system and gonadal functions when the hormones remain elevated.
  • There are the chronically shod who would only dream of stepping out of their shoes in the shower or in bed.
  • Because he's been chronically underweight since before hitting puberty, his body is used to having to survive on unnaturally low weights, but there's a limit to how much it can take.
  • Because of their ability to cause peripheral vasoconstriction, ergot alkaloids should not be used chronically.
  • The junior deckhand on duty had fallen asleep, chronically fatigued after his eight hours' sleep in the previous 24 hours were broken into three periods.
  • But his army was handicapped by its undermanning, and chronically troubled by leadership problems, which were also the cause of the notorious indiscipline of Canadian aircrew. Overlord D-Day And The Battle for Normandy
  • The choir is central, both to the film and to life at this chronically underfunded orphanage. Times, Sunday Times
  • So it's not a virus that every Himalayan palm civet has always had and is chronically infected with.
  • Both Clinton and Gates have pushed for more funding for what they call a chronically underfunded State Department. Clinton, Gates blast Congress on Iraq funding cuts
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