This was not because he was cowardly and abject, quite the contrary; but for some time past he had been in an overstrained irritable condition, verging on hypochondria.
All that working upon a man half frantic with hypochondria, and with his morbid exceptional vanity!
Why, I know one case in which a hypochondriac, a man of forty, cut the throat of a little boy of eight, because he couldn’t endure the jokes he made every day at table!
Simply because a poor student, unhinged by poverty and hypochondria, on the eve of a severe delirious illness (note that), suspicious, vain, proud, who has not seen a soul to speak to for six months, in rags and in boots without soles, has to face some wretched policemen and put up with their insolence; and the unexpected debt thrust under his nose, the I.O.U. presented by Tchebarov, the new paint, thirty degrees Reaumur and a stifling atmosphere, a crowd of people, the talk about the…
"I only heard a queer story that Philip was a sort of hypochondriac, a sort of domestic philosopher, the servants used to say, ’he read himself silly,’ and that he hanged himself partly on account of Mr. Svidrigailov’s mockery of him and not his blows.
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The Internet is a hypochondriac’s best friend.
She seemed to have a one-track vocabulary, like Lou Ann’s hypochondriac mother-in-law, though fortunately Turtle’s ran to vegetables instead of diseases.