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To Kill a Mockingbird
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To Kill a Mockingbird
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  • What a morbid question.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • But I suppose it's a morbid subject.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • 't's morbid, watching a poor devil on trial for his life.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Aunt Alexandra, in underlining the moral of young Sam Merriweather's suicide, said it was caused by a morbid streak in the family.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Once the town was terrorized by a series of morbid nocturnal events: people's chickens and household pets were found mutilated; although the culprit was Crazy Addie, who eventually drowned himself in Barker's Eddy, people still looked at the Radley Place, unwilling to discard their initial suspicions.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • 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.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: a morbid curiosity
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