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morbid
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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • It was almost a morbid condition.
  • It must be noted that our prosecutor was in general too hasty and morbidly impressionable.

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  • Their faces betrayed hysterical, intense, almost morbid, curiosity.
  • And can Katerina Ivanovna, with her intelligence, her morbid sensitiveness, have failed to understand that people would talk like that?
  • "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.
  • Perhaps people will cry out against me that I am morbid, hysterical, that it is a monstrous slander, that I am exaggerating.
  • Persons severely afflicted with epilepsy are, so the most skillful doctors tell us, always prone to continual and morbid self-reproach.
  • The sight of the rainbow-colored notes may have made a morbid impression on his imagination, but with no immediate results.
  • 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!
  • 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.

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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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