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morbid
used in
Moby Dick
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morbid
Used in
Moby Dick
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  • For all men tragically great are made so through a certain morbidness.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Nor will it at all detract from him, dramatically regarded, if either by birth or other circumstances, he have what seems a half wilful overruling morbidness at the bottom of his nature.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • No wonder, then, that ever gathering volume from the mere transit over the widest watery spaces, the outblown rumors of the White Whale did in the end incorporate with themselves all manner of morbid hints, and half-formed foetal suggestions of supernatural agencies, which eventually invested Moby Dick with new terrors unborrowed from anything that visibly appears.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Small reason was there to doubt, then, that ever since that almost fatal encounter, Ahab had cherished a wild vindictiveness against the whale, all the more fell for that in his frantic morbidness he at last came to identify with him, not only all his bodily woes, but all his intellectual and spiritual exasperations.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: a morbid curiosity
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