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  • The van der Luydens were morbidly sensitive to any criticism of their secluded existence.
  • "Not as well as you, dear," he rejoined, wondering what had suddenly developed in her Janey’s morbid interest in clothes.

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  • The life she leads is morbid, unnatural.
  • "It’s always one thing after another," the poor lady grieved, in one of her rare revolts against fate; "the only thing that makes me think Mamma must be less well than Dr. Bencomb will admit is this morbid desire to have Ellen come at once, however inconvenient it is to meet her."

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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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