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morbid
used in
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde - (13 chapter version)
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morbid
Used in
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde - (13 chapter version)
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  • One hardly knew at times whether one was reading the spiritual ecstasies of some mediaeval saint or the morbid confessions of a modern sinner.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • …things strange to us, and the subtle antinomianism that always seems to accompany it, moved him for a season; and for a season he inclined to the materialistic doctrines of the Darwinismus movement in Germany, and found a curious pleasure in tracing the thoughts and passions of men to some pearly cell in the brain, or some white nerve in the body, delighting in the conception of the absolute dependence of the spirit on certain physical conditions, morbid or healthy, normal or diseased.  (not reviewed by editor)

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