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morbid
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The Brothers Karamazov
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morbid
Used in
The Brothers Karamazov
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  • It was almost a morbid condition.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Their faces betrayed hysterical, intense, almost morbid, curiosity.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It must be noted that our prosecutor was in general too hasty and morbidly impressionable.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Oh, don't believe me, think of me as morbid, but remember my words; if only a tenth, if only a twentieth part of what I say is true—even so it's awful!  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The sight of the rainbow-colored notes may have made a morbid impression on his imagination, but with no immediate results.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Perhaps people will cry out against me that I am morbid, hysterical, that it is a monstrous slander, that I am exaggerating.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Persons severely afflicted with epilepsy are, so the most skillful doctors tell us, always prone to continual and morbid self-reproach.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • And can Katerina Ivanovna, with her intelligence, her morbid sensitiveness, have failed to understand that people would talk like that?  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He talked at length and with erudition of "aberration" and "mania," and argued that, from all the facts collected, the prisoner had undoubtedly been in a condition of aberration for several days before his arrest, and, if the crime had been committed by him, it must, even if he were conscious of it, have been almost involuntary, as he had not the power to control the morbid impulse that possessed him.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • No, you have a charming nature, though it's been distorted, and I quite understand why you have had such an influence on this generous, morbidly sensitive boy," Alyosha answered warmly.  (not reviewed by editor)

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