To see all instances of the word
morbid
used in
Catch-22
please enable javascript.

morbid
Used in
Catch-22
Go to Book Vocabulary
  • You have a morbid aversion to dying.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He was tormented inexorably by morbid fantasies involving them, by dire, hideous omens of illness and accident.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • 'Just why do you think you have such a morbid aversion to fish?' asked Major Sanderson triumphantly.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Yossarian froze in his tracks, paralyzed as much by the eerie shrillness in Dunbar's voice as by the familiar, white, morbid sight of the soldier in white covered from head to toe in plaster and gauze.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • In the daytime they stared at the bomb line in futile, drooping clusters or at the still figure of Doc Daneeka sitting in front of the closed door of the medical tent beneath the morbid hand-lettered sign.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • All the next evening, people kept popping up at him out of the darkness to ask him how he was doing, appealing to him for confidential information with weary, troubled faces on the basis of some morbid and clandestine kinship he had not guessed existed.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He studied every floating object fearfully for some gruesome sign of Clevinger and Orr, prepared for any morbid shock but the shock McWatt gave him one day with the plane that came blasting suddenly into sight out of the distant stillness and hurtled mercilessly along the shore line with a great growling, clattering roar over the bobbing raft on which blond, pale Kid Sampson, his naked sides scrawny even from so far away, leaped clownishly up to touch it at the exact moment some…  (not reviewed by editor)

To see samples from other sources, click a sense of the word below:
as in: a morbid curiosity
as in: morbidly obese
To see an overview of word senses, click here.

Go to Book Vocabulary
VerbalWorkout.com Learn more easily.   Think more clearly.   Express more effectively.