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Crime and Punishment
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  • But soon these new pleasant sensations passed into morbid irritability.
  • In a morbid condition of the brain, dreams often have a singular actuality, vividness, and extraordinary semblance of reality.

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  • When he reached these conclusions, he decided that in his own case there could not be such a morbid reaction, that his reason and will would remain unimpaired at the time of carrying out his design, for the simple reason that his design was "not a crime…."
  • All that working upon a man half frantic with hypochondria, and with his morbid exceptional vanity!
  • Sometimes, though, he is not at all morbid, but simply cold and inhumanly callous; it’s as though he were alternating between two characters.
  • "Yes, in our legal practice there was a case almost exactly similar, a case of morbid psychology," Porfiry went on quickly.
  • I’ve studied all this morbid psychology in my practice.
  • Pyotr Petrovitch, who had made his way up from insignificance, was morbidly given to self-admiration, had the highest opinion of his intelligence and capacities, and sometimes even gloated in solitude over his image in the glass.
  • She is almost morbidly chaste, in spite of her broad intelligence, and it will stand in her way.
  • "A familiar phenomenon," interposed Zossimov, "actions are sometimes performed in a masterly and most cunning way, while the direction of the actions is deranged and dependent on various morbid impressions—it’s like a dream."

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  • At times he was a prey to agonies of morbid uneasiness, amounting sometimes to panic.
  • Apart from the danger of her morbid excitement, there was the risk of someone’s recalling Raskolnikov’s name and speaking of the recent trial.
  • Now that one can talk to you, I should like to impress upon you that it is essential to avoid the elementary, so to speak, fundamental causes tending to produce your morbid condition: in that case you will be cured, if not, it will go from bad to worse.
  • That’s the explanation," he decided, scrutinising her with eager curiosity, with a new, strange, almost morbid feeling.

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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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