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  • I don’t watch his eye in idleness, but because I am morbidly attracted to it, in a dread desire to know what he will do next, and whether it will be my turn to suffer, or somebody else’s.
  • I have preyed on my own morbid coward heart, and it has preyed on me.

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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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