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To Kill a Mockingbird
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as in: a morbid curiosity Define
suggesting the horror of death and decay; or an unhealthy interest in it
  • Once the town was terrorized by a series of morbid nocturnal events: people’s chickens and household pets were found mutilated;
    p.10.9
  • "Mr. Arthur’s still alive?"
    "What a morbid question."
    p.57.9

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  • But I suppose it’s a morbid subject.
    p.57.9
  • Aunt Alexandra, in underlining the moral of young Sam Merriweather’s suicide, said it was caused by a morbid streak in the family.
    p.172.8
  • ’t’s morbid, watching a poor devil on trial for his life.
    p.213.4
  • Thus the dicta No Crawford Minds His Own Business, Every Third Merriweather Is Morbid, The Truth Is Not in the Delafields, All the Bufords Walk Like That, were simply guides to daily living: never take a check from a Delafield without a discreet call to the bank; Miss Maudie Atkinson’s shoulder stoops because she was a Buford; if Mrs. Grace Merriweather sips gin out of Lydia E. Pinkham bottles it’s nothing unusual— her mother did the same.
    p.175.5

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  • She has a morbid interest in death.
  • She thinks working in the morgue is morbid.

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as in: a morbid curiosity Define
suggesting the horror of death and decay; or an unhealthy interest in it
as in: morbidly obese Define
unhealthy or related to disease -- especially of a serious long-term illness
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