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morbid as in:  a morbid curiosity

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  • Her story included all the morbid details.
    morbid = disturbing
  • At the end of the novel, she rejects morbid thoughts and learns to find pleasure in life.
    morbid = an unhealthy interest in death and decay
  • She has a morbid interest in pathological fiction.
    morbid = disturbing
  • She'll start rotting soon. He was surprised at having such a morbid thought.   (source)
    morbid = suggesting the horror of death and decay
  • Once the town was terrorized by a series of morbid nocturnal events: people's chickens and household pets were found mutilated;   (source)
  • Not to mention the morbidity of the subject. [The Grave Digger’s Handbook]   (source)
    morbidity = disturbingly related to death and decay
  • I found it morbidly fascinating that he hadn't changed clothes after the executions earlier that day.   (source)
    morbidly = in a manner that focuses on something that is disturbing or unhealthy psychologically
  • Like everyone else, he has a morbid curiosity about the man, and he wonders what an old presidential jet looks like on the inside.   (source)
    morbid = an interest in disturbing things
  • "You're morbid," Tim said.   (source)
    morbid = with an unhealthy interest in disturbing things such as death
  • Some stared at the afflicted child with morbid fascination, but most turned away.   (source)
    morbid = an interest in disturbing things
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  • Don't be morbid.   (source)
    morbid = focused on disturbing, unwholesome things
  • And he remembered how they'd seen the thing, dead and fly-strewn, on the road the next day. ... It was not a morbid thought, just the world as it existed.   (source)
    morbid = an unhealthy interest in death
  • "How did the owner die? Like, how long was it before someone found him?"
    "God, you're morbid."   (source)
    morbid = unhealthfully interested in death or decay
  • Was he concerned that his old friend was morbidly retracing the footsteps of a lapsed romance?   (source)
    morbidly = with unhealthy focus on something unpleasant
  • Dave said that Cassie didn't just die on April 20, but died daily over the previous two years. At first, the idea seemed distasteful, even morbid, to me.   (source)
    morbid = suggesting an unhealthy focus on death
  • "God, morbid," she says.   (source)
    morbid = showing a disturbing interest in death
  • [when hearing about whipping or caning] (flicker of morbid interest) Really?   (source)
    morbid = interest in disturbing things
  • "You're morbid, George," said his friend.   (source)
    morbid = too interested in unpleasant thoughts
  • In the last act it is important to remove from the picture of the seated dead any suggestion of the morbid or lugubrious.   (source)
    morbid = suggesting the horror of death
  • that is morbid of you   (source)
    morbid = showing an unhealthy interest
  • She felt a morbid desire to ascertain the point.
    "Dost thou know, child, wherefore thy mother wears this letter?"
    "Truly do I!" answered Pearl, looking brightly into her mother's face.  "It is for the same reason that the minister keeps his hand over his heart!"   (source)
    morbid = unhealthy
  • "Mr. Arthur's still alive?"
    "What a morbid question."   (source)
    morbid = suggesting an unhealthy interest in death
  • 't's morbid, watching a poor devil on trial for his life.   (source)
    morbid = unpleasant because it's suggestive of death
  • In my view your plan for a 'Commemoration Ceremony' at the bridge which was the scene of Laura Chase's tragic death is both tasteless and morbid.   (source)
    morbid = showing an unhealthy interest in death
  • What's 'morbid'?   (source)
    morbid = a noun describing an unhealthy interest in disturbing things such as death
  • A morbid image, Myra would say.   (source)
    morbid = unhealthy and disturbing
  • Aunt Alexandra, in underlining the moral of young Sam Merriweather's suicide, said it was caused by a morbid streak in the family.   (source)
    morbid = an unhealthy interest in death
  • But I suppose it's a morbid subject.   (source)
    morbid = relating to death
  • Thus the dicta No Crawford Minds His Own Business, Every Third Merriweather Is Morbid, The Truth Is Not in the Delafields, All the Bufords Walk Like That, were simply guides to daily living: never take a check from a Delafield without a discreet call to the bank; Miss Maudie Atkinson's shoulder stoops because she was a Buford; if Mrs. Grace Merriweather sips gin out of Lydia E. Pinkham bottles it's nothing unusual— her mother did the same.   (source)
    morbid = has an unhealthy interest in death
  • "What'll we do with ourselves this afternoon?" cried Daisy, "and the day after that, and the next thirty years?"
    "Don't be morbid," Jordan said.   (source)
    morbid = too interested in unpleasant thoughts
  • Since that wretched epoch, he had watched with morbid zeal and minuteness, not his acts—for those it was easy to arrange—but each breath of emotion, and his every thought.   (source)
    morbid = unhealthy
  • Her mother, with a morbid purpose that may be better understood hereafter, had bought the richest tissues that could be procured, and allowed her imaginative faculty its full play in the arrangement and decoration of the dresses which the child wore before the public eye.   (source)
  • Her prison-door was thrown open, and she came forth into the sunshine, which, falling on all alike, seemed, to her sick and morbid heart, as if meant for no other purpose than to reveal the scarlet letter on her breast.   (source)
  • Whether from commiseration for a woman of so miserable a destiny; or from the morbid curiosity that gives a fictitious value even to common or worthless things; or by whatever other intangible circumstance was then, as now, sufficient to bestow, on some persons, what others might seek in vain; or because Hester really filled a gap which must otherwise have remained vacant; it is certain that she had ready and fairly requited employment for as many hours as she saw fit to occupy with…   (source)
  • The mother herself—as if the red ignominy were so deeply scorched into her brain that all her conceptions assumed its form—had carefully wrought out the similitude, lavishing many hours of morbid ingenuity to create an analogy between the object of her affection and the emblem of her guilt and torture.   (source)
  • Yet Mr. Dimmesdale would perhaps have seen this individual's character more perfectly, if a certain morbidness, to which sick hearts are liable, had not rendered him suspicious of all mankind.   (source)
    morbidness = unhealthy thinking
  • In such a case, it could only be the symptom of a highly disordered mental state, when a man, rendered morbidly self-contemplative by long, intense, and secret pain, had extended his egotism over the whole expanse of nature, until the firmament itself should appear no more than a fitting page for his soul's history and fate.   (source)
    morbidly = in an unhealthy manner
  • When things are all straight and lined up this way I get morbid.   (source)
    morbid = thinking about disturbing things
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morbid as in:  morbidly obese

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  • In 2014, the European Union first recognized morbid obesity as a disability.
    morbid = related to a serious health problem
  • Then I was able to tell myself, without lying, that it didn't affect me, that he didn't affect me, because nothing affected me. I didn't understand how morbidly right I was.   (source)
    morbidly = in an unhealthy manner
  • The other indent was morbidly obese, and I couldn't be sure of the person's gender.   (source)
    morbidly = very healthfully
  • I don't know if you've ever felt like that. That you wanted to sleep for a thousand years. Or just not exist. Or just not be aware that you do exist. Or something like that. I think wanting that is very morbid, but I want it when I get like this.   (source)
    morbid = unhealthy (perhaps an interest suggesting death)
  • By October, my morbid life was in full swing.   (source)
    morbid = unhealthy in a very bad or distasteful way
  • But again, the morbidity and mortality turned out to be high.   (source)
    morbidity = number of people affected by a disease
  • The Centers for Disease Control's explanation for the Baltimore syphilis epidemic can be found in the Mortality and Morbidity Weekly ENDNOTES Report, "Outbreak of Primary and Secondary Syphilis — Baltimore City, Maryland."   (source)
    morbidity = disease
  • Maternal morbidity (injuries in childbirth) occurs even more often than maternal mortality.   (source)
  • He wanted to learn everything about morbidity and mortality in the most disease-ridden country in the hemisphere.   (source)
  • Sanguine temperament, great physical strength, morbidly excitable, periods of gloom, ending in some fixed idea which I cannot make out.   (source)
    morbidly = so serious as to be of medical concern
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  • Their patients were younger on average and had fewer accompanying illnesses than Dr. Iseman's in Denver, and as with many diseases, youthfulness and the absence of comorbidity were therapeutic advantages.   (source)
    comorbidity = related disease
  • He enlisted five Haitians, all about his age, all of whom had gone at least as far in school as the first year of junior high, and they went from hut to hut through Cange and two neighboring villages, tallying up the numbers of families, recent births and deaths, and the apparent causes of morbidity and mortality.   (source)
    morbidity = disease
  • A hundred diseases, all the fevers and contagions of human life, consumption, cancers, tumours and such morbidities, never enter the scheme of their life.†   (source)
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  • Don't be so morbid.†   (source)
  • Thomas couldn't believe how morbid a statement that was.†   (source)
  • Scarlett's mother occasionally exclaimed about how morbid this all was and how fine and good it was that they would soon be leaving it behind forever.†   (source)
  • And still others might just be out there because of morbid curiosity.†   (source)
  • She had rescued him from morbid thoughts, and that pleased her.†   (source)
  • Archie was not morbid; he was a paleontologist.†   (source)
  • And in its own morbid way, I suppose it was.†   (source)
  • The doctor, remembering that it was Halloween, thought that the nurse was playing some morbid practical joke.†   (source)
  • It was a hot, muggy, summer day; the low-tide smell of the mud flats was more brinish and morbid than usual.†   (source)
  • Tyrion had a morbid fascination with dragons.†   (source)
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  • He had been diagnosed, with clinical precision, as morbidly oversexed, and in need of help as well as correction.†   (source)
  • Why do you Americans have only these morbid thoughts in your mind?" cried my mother in Chinese.†   (source)
  • I was morbidly depressed"yes, morbidly.†   (source)
  • OMNICTIONARIAN96: Okay, don't he so morbid.†   (source)
  • It is morbid.†   (source)
  • He needs to ditch this morbid tape-loop, flee the discouraging scene.†   (source)
  • Black is too morbid; red will set them on edge; pink is too juvenile; orange is freakish.†   (source)
  • Full of morbid curiosity, Tita opened the box.†   (source)
  • Moord: mortality, mordant, morbid, murder.†   (source)
  • "Morbid kid," Rahel said to Estha.†   (source)
  • While his brain was contemplating this morbid observation, Butler's gun hand was coming up.†   (source)
  • It kept his mind off other, more morbid matters.†   (source)
  • Morbidly obese with devotion!†   (source)
  • It was silly and morbid to entertain such ridiculous notions.†   (source)
  • My racing thoughts were morbid and wrong, but they were there nonetheless.†   (source)
  • He had been drawn to Room 217 by a morbid kind of curiosity.†   (source)
  • He was, in addition, by all accounts, morbidly melancholic, given to fits of severe depression.†   (source)
  • They hid their morbid curiosity behind the shield of scientific investigation.†   (source)
  • Over his shoulder, watching with morbid curiosity, stands Sam.†   (source)
  • I asked with the morbid curiosity of the young.†   (source)
  • The creators of the Metaverse had not been morbid enough to foresee a demand for this kind of thing.†   (source)
  • With morbid eagerness, I looked forward to seeing this scar for myself.†   (source)
  • Adah did weird, morbid things for her hope chest, black borders on cloth napkins and the like, which exhausted our mother.†   (source)
  • When the mood was becoming morbid and there were too many people in tears, he would urge them to be positive.†   (source)
  • Olmsted found the English countryside charming, the weather bleak and morbid.†   (source)
  • 'You're being morbid!'†   (source)
  • One day you'll discover for yourself how strength seeps away, but I'm neither morbid nor senile.†   (source)
  • Dan had read about this kind of outdated treatment before—he had a morbid fascination for the subject, really.†   (source)
  • Why must I be so morbid?†   (source)
  • I'm five feet ten in my stocking feet, and when I am with little men I stoop over a bit and slouch my hips, one up and one down, so I'll look shorter, and I feel gawky and morbid as somebody in a sideshow.†   (source)
  • She was beginning to fall victim to a morbid fascination with things from beyond the grave.†   (source)
  • That's a little morbid, Kaden.†   (source)
  • He made a silencing gesture as if something of particular morbid interest was appearing on the screen.†   (source)
  • Her idea of drama was my idea of morbid humiliation.†   (source)
  • "How's that?" she asks a little too cheerfully Two letters away from morbid, I think.†   (source)
  • The disgust he'd felt at their morbid curiosity—like Romans waiting for bloodshed at the Colosseum—faded away the moment his eyes landed on the girl sitting alone in the front row.†   (source)
  • Pretty soon I'll be writing morbid emo poetry about it.†   (source)
  • What about the day I ....the day of your morbidity and mortality conference?†   (source)
  • Don't be morbid.†   (source)
  • Because when I told him the same thing three months ago, instead of accusing me of morbidity, he asked with genuine curiosity, "Why?"†   (source)
  • Anyway, it's morbid.†   (source)
  • This moment is morbid and ghastly.†   (source)
  • As though she could read my morbid thoughts, Nala "me-eeh-uf-owed" grumpily at me as she trotted along beside me.†   (source)
  • So Tomas's shots were merely the joyful climax to their morbid march.†   (source)
  • Morbid curiosity's my business.†   (source)
  • All of her copycat friends were following suit, casting off their J. Crew tweeds for ripped jeans and black clothes, trying to look morose and morbid in their BMWs and Mercedes.†   (source)
  • Hagar let her morbid pleasure spread across her face in a smile.†   (source)
  • With the morbidness of a sick child, Deanie came to dread these well-meant assurances, finding them almost as distressing as her own strange, tormenting sensations.†   (source)
  • A morbid part of me wants to ask her how she lost her eye.†   (source)
  • We watched in morbid fascination.†   (source)
  • He was more fascinated with Mr. Taylor's morbid interest in his story than with the tale itself.†   (source)
  • Max had never seen so many people stand in morbid silence.†   (source)
  • He told me he had kept the other rock we found in the car, as I had kept mine, as a morbid souvenir.†   (source)
  • You have a morbid aversion to dying.†   (source)
  • At night the boys listened to this morbid business being conducted below them in the hollowed-out seven stories of Suribachi.†   (source)
  • If his hands had been free, he could have reached out and clawed the morbid balls from the fiend's face.†   (source)
  • Beset by morbid premonitions, she imagined their separation as prelude to the "still more painful one" of his death, or her own.†   (source)
  • Oh, that's morbid and dumb.†   (source)
  • Even after they found me, the morbid curiosity didn't stop.†   (source)
  • "file young man turned to her, reading her desire for morbid detail, and continued, "I have had it from one whose man had need to go there in fruitless search of a kinsman.†   (source)
  • The more I thought of it the more I fell into a kind of morbid fascination with the possibility.†   (source)
  • OLUNDE I don't find it morbid at all.†   (source)
  • I did not want to sound morbid.†   (source)
  • Despite the anguish he felt, there welled up in Jason Bourne a deep sense of satisfaction, even of morbid elation.†   (source)
  • Morbid thoughts.†   (source)
  • What they were really doing was satisfying their morbid curiosity by surreptitiously staring at the house where violent death had occurred.†   (source)
  • Rearden sat without moving, the muscles of his cheeks pulled tight; but his glance was indifferent, focused only by the faint pull of morbid curiosity.†   (source)
  • The windows had been sealed as well with concealing spray to prevent the media or the morbidly curious from doing fly-bys and checking out the scene.†   (source)
  • I shook that particularly morbid thought out of my brain and trudged through the snow back to the cave.†   (source)
  • In the Monterrey dugout, the mood swung from eager anticipation to morbid despair.†   (source)
  • But he didn't dare remove his boot to verify his morbid suspicion.†   (source)
  • But language may also be a factor in perpetuating the social morbidity—for instance, why 27 percent of blacks fail to graduate from high school, compared with 16 percent of whites; and why only 14 percent of blacks get a college degree, compared with 26 percent of whites.†   (source)
  • In morbid compulsion, the River Guard observed the steady decomposition of his body-from a distance.†   (source)
  • Eight months ago, upon moving into the apartment, in reaction to a morbid and obsessive preoccupation with family albums and loose snapshots, Joe had packed all the photos in a large cardboard box, reasoning that rubbing a wound retarded healing.†   (source)
  • It would have been easier to pacify her had we not ourselves suffered from quite a residue of childhood apprehensions, or had we been able to advance some real idea of the region to set against its morbid reputation.†   (source)
  • Mom thinks they're morbid.†   (source)
  • Some four years earlier, at her graduation from boarding school, her brother Buddy had morbidly prophesied to himself, as she grinned at him from the graduates' platform, that she would in all probability one day marry a man with a hacking cough.†   (source)
  • You're being morbid again, Doc.†   (source)
  • More like morbid curiosity.†   (source)
  • They sat silent when he rode because they were awed and morbidly fascinated.†   (source)
  • In this, the atmosphere, no matter how coarse, has a verve and an essential joviality that casts out morbidity.†   (source)
  • She suffered from a morbid streak which in all the life of the family reached out on occasions—the worst occasions—and touched us, clung around us, making it worse for her; her unbearable moments could find nowhere to go.†   (source)
  • But somehow she was able to take hold of herself and push the morbid thought back into the far recesses of her mind.†   (source)
  • These morbid bloody ships, these morbid bloody realities!†   (source)
  • Jan toyed with the idea, then abandoned it as too morbid.†   (source)
  • "To your morbid patrons-Yama and Kali," said the priest.†   (source)
  • He felt, mainly, a keen curiosity more scientific than morbid.†   (source)
  • More of your morbidness!†   (source)
  • All these morbid ideas will vanish.†   (source)
  • Your morbid curiosity, if I may say so.†   (source)
  • As a result, his feeling, still pulsing and warm, was gradually eliminated from his poems, and romantic morbidity yielded to a broad and serene vision that lifted the particular to the level of the universal and familiar.†   (source)
  • The pale end-of-winter sunlight filled the room and yellowed all their faces; and John, drugged and morbid and wondering how it was that he had slept again and had been allowed to sleep so long, saw them for a moment like figures on a screen, an effect that the yellow light intensified.†   (source)
  • Though his hard New England conscience and his remarkable talents drove him steadily along a road of unparalleled success, he had from the beginning an almost morbid sense of constant failure.†   (source)
  • But then, being a sensible person, and firmly convinced that thinking about oneself was morbid, she would get into bed and turn out the lights.†   (source)
  • What it would feel like when I burned...J's entrance distracted my morbidity.†   (source)
  • Okay, we have about twenty minutes before morbidity and mortality conference.†   (source)
  • The effect is festive, at least, a lively contrast to the dank grimness of this place, even if it is morbidity being celebrated.†   (source)
  • When we arrived at the auditorium where morbidity and mortality conference was to be held, Matthew excused himself.†   (source)
  • How strange to spot a son you've never seen or thought of till the day he appears at morbidity and mortality conference and gives new meaning to that activity.†   (source)
  • Later, the retrospectoscope, that handy tool of the wags and pundits, the conveners of the farce we call M&M—morbidity and mortality conference—will pronounce your decision right or wrong.†   (source)
  • Despite her haste, Sophie was compelled to halt and watch for an instant, drawn by morbidity and dread in equal measure.†   (source)
  • Even at that early time I knew my first work would be flavored by a certain morbidity—I had the feeling in my bones, it may possibly be called the "tragic sense"—but to be perfectly honest, I had only the vaguest notion of what I was so feverishly setting off to write about.†   (source)
  • Three morbidly obese hill people on motorized scooters are between me and my morning coffee.†   (source)
  • Give yourself no time for such morbid—†   (source)
  • It was nonsense, I told him, the product of an immature and even morbid mind.†   (source)
  • Eventually, a morbid quiet settled over the house.†   (source)
  • We all scooted closer on our stools, like it was story-time in some morbid kindergarten.†   (source)
  • It was just a museum display, albeit an excessively morbid one.†   (source)
  • He seemed to be of the Miss Peregrine school of dress: morbidly ultraformal, no matter the occasion.†   (source)
  • He had dismissed that, later, as a morbid fantasy, and had not remembered it again until Alec.†   (source)
  • To derail this morbid train of thought, I tried changing the subject again.†   (source)
  • The concept had amused him tremendously, albeit in a rather morbid manner.†   (source)
  • Indeed, he has "an almost morbid dread" of causing a scene.†   (source)
  • And now he had come to the site of the combat, driven by a morbid desire to see its aftermath.†   (source)
  • The sound of hurrying footsteps drove the morbid thoughts from her head.†   (source)
  • The morbid thoughts were becoming harder and harder to push from his mind.†   (source)
  • Totally grossed out but morbidly curious, I leaned forward.†   (source)
  • Fancy welcoming you back with such morbid news.†   (source)
  • Motivated by a morbid curiosity, Nasuada examined the face of the man who had tried to kill her.†   (source)
  • 'Just why do you think you have such a morbid aversion to fish?' asked Major Sanderson triumphantly.†   (source)
  • It is the first day of November, nearly dusk, and he is speaking in morbid riddles again.†   (source)
  • Any interest you had in this case was just like anyone's ...morbid curiosity?†   (source)
  • Hear all the morbid details from the killer's own terrible lips.†   (source)
  • That's stupid ...that's dumb ...that's morbid ...and I used to be sooooooo happy.†   (source)
  • I choked on the hot air, my chest throbbing from my fit of morbid hysteria.†   (source)
  • Liv Crawford is helplessly, perhaps even morbidly industrious.†   (source)
  • However, bright light pains them and they have a morbid fear of deep water, for they cannot swim.†   (source)
  • Now I'm being morbid and paranoid and dumb.†   (source)
  • I can't believe how morbidly defeated I felt last week and how pretty good I feel now.†   (source)
  • You'll probably say that's being morbid, too.†   (source)
  • I hate you when you become gloomy and morbid!†   (source)
  • But that's morbid craziness about not being wanted and loving death.†   (source)
  • And now he had a morbid sense that New York had only been waiting these last three years to get him in its clutches again.†   (source)
  • What can be gained from looking, Simon asks himself; apart, that is, from a vulgar frisson, and the indulgence of morbid interest?†   (source)
  • I'm just morbidly curious.†   (source)
  • When she asked a question like that, I could tell that she wasn't just morbidly curious or looking for gossip, like Jessica would have been.†   (source)
  • That's morbid.†   (source)
  • The sex part had been moderately successful, if a little tentative (at least neither of them had cried when it was over; for some reason he had been morbidly sure that one of them would do that).†   (source)
  • We chew on cold pizza and shake our heads with morbid fascination at the antics and tantrums on the screen.†   (source)
  • They had a big, rambling house up the street from us, set behind a morbid facade of pine trees, and surrounded by scooters, tricycles, doll carriages, toy fire trucks, baseball bats, badminton nets, croquet wickets, hamster cages and cocker spaniel puppies-the whole sprawling paraphernalia of suburban childhood.†   (source)
  • I thought they would think that dressing up in Grandfather's clothes was either baby play, or morbid, or both; or that they would surely destroy the clothes, discovering that merely dressing up in them was insufficiently violent—therefore leading them to a game, the object of which was to rip the clothes off each other; whoever was naked last won.†   (source)
  • — A morbid principle or poisonous substance produced in the body as the result of some disease, esp.†   (source)
  • The scalding sun made it hard to move, but I knew the beautiful, if morbid, truth: heat made death reek, and Grovepoint Acres smelled like nothing except cooked air and car exhaust—our cumulative exhalations held close to the surface by the humidity.†   (source)
  • Then too — I felt morbid and sick even thinking it — I kept watching for some evidence of sorrow about Andy and her dad, and it was starting to disturb me that I hadn't seen it.†   (source)
  • Given my present tumultuous and morbid mental state, it will be a relief to have a duty of some kind set before me, no matter how deplorable the occasion for it.†   (source)
  • Simon reads: What a morbid appetite for such sights, must exist in society, when so large an assemblage, in the present state of our roads, had collected, to witness the dying agony, of an unfortunate but criminal fellow being!†   (source)
  • Just morbid curiosity, maybe.†   (source)
  • He had lain awake both Friday and Saturday nights, morbidly aware of each shift in Donna's weight as she moved, the sound of her nightdress against her body.†   (source)
  • I hadn't done drugs in months but for whatever reason, an evening nodding and unconscious in my bedroom at Hobie's had begun to seem like a perfectly reasonable response to the holiday lights, the holiday crowds, the incessant Christmas bells with their morbid funeral note, Kitsey's candy-pink notebook from Kate's Paperie with tabs reading MY BRIDESMAIDS MY GUESTS MY SEATING MY FLOWERS MY VENDORS MY CHECKLIST MY CATERING.†   (source)
  • I have had repeatedly to beat them away from my door, whilst informing them that Grace Marks has been incarcerated for a very good reason, namely the vicious acts which she has committed, and which were inspired by her degenerate character and morbid imagination.†   (source)
  • I kept this morbid thought to myself for as long as I could, but when the beacon disappeared a third time and we looked for it so long we couldn't even be sure what section of the rolling black sea it had disappeared from, I shouted, "We have to go back!"†   (source)
  • It was morbid and disgusting.†   (source)
  • This is so morbid.†   (source)
  • Her expression was a mixture of horror and morbid fascination, especially after her own investigation this morning.†   (source)
  • Morbidly thinking about all the horrible things that are going to happen to you, or that you wish would happen to you because you're alive and Jace is ....missing.†   (source)
  • What a crazy nerve-wracked morbid week.†   (source)
  • "You have a morbid sense of humor," Ruth says, interrupting my thoughts, and I remind myself that she is nothing but a dream.†   (source)
  • They're just morbidly curious.†   (source)
  • I warn you, Eragon, beware of whom you fall in love with, for fate seems to have a morbid interest in our family.†   (source)
  • He saw another woman in modified medieval dress, a bit more shrouded and hooded, and it brought to mind—no, not the sixteenth-century painting Edgar was so morbidly fond of, the Bruegel, with its panoramic deathscape.†   (source)
  • The two knives Drizzt had thrown were still sticking in the giant's chest like morbid medals of honor.†   (source)
  • Even such a morbid joke feels lighthearted after the darkness that has enveloped his life these last thirteen days and nights.†   (source)
  • He pronounced the name itself, Nyodene Derivative, with an unseemly relish, taking morbid delight in the very sound.†   (source)
  • But I forced those morbid thoughts away because the goal was to stay alive, not choose the least painful way to die.†   (source)
  • She watched with morbid fascination, unable to tear her gaze away, despite what she knew awaited her.†   (source)
  • No. With the memory of the deaths he had caused still heavy in his mind, Eragon reached for the jar of mead by his side, hoping to fend off a tide of morbid thoughts.†   (source)
  • I thought again what I had 324 thought as a child, morbidly comforting: If I should-die before I wake, at least God won't have to stoop over much to jerk me up into heaven.†   (source)
  • Morbid curiosity compelled me to peek at the underside of his visible half, which earned me a crystal-clear view of the inner workings of his bowels.†   (source)
  • Noting that the Jackal's van was now a smoldering mass of twisted steel and shattered glass, Bernardine continued: "Give the crowds time to satisfy their morbid viewing, then send men to disperse them.†   (source)
  • If you want to approach this with a morbid outlook, you could even say if you don't get answers, you could wind up dead.†   (source)
  • Then we came upon a scene of destruction so bizarre that I had to stop and gape at it—not out of some morbid voyeurism, but because it was impossible for my brain to process without further study.†   (source)
  • He was tormented inexorably by morbid fantasies involving them, by dire, hideous omens of illness and accident.†   (source)
  • Anyway, it's morbid.†   (source)
  • But I never told her about it, feeling it was morbid; and then later, when we were having so many difficulties in our relationship, it seemed inappropriate to mention, too easy for her to misinterpret or misunderstand.†   (source)
  • Sample page: "Thanatoid = deathlike; Omnilingual =versed in languages; Amerce = punishment, amount fixed by court; Nescient = ignorance; Facinorous = atrociously wicked; Hagiophobia = a morbid fear of holy places & things; Lapidicolous = living under stones, as certain blind beetles; Dyspathy = lack of sympathy, fellow feeling; Psilopher = a fellow who fain would pass as a philosopher; Omophagia = eating raw flesh, the rite of some savage tribes; Depredate = to pillage, rob, and prey upon; Aphrodisiac = a drug or the like which excites sexual desire; Megaloda Citylous = having abnormally large fingers; Myrtophobia =fear of night and darkness†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • From within those two morbid caverns, his gaze boiled like molten steel, full of loss, rage, and an obsessive craving.†   (source)
  • I'm just being morbid and self-centered and paranoid and all the other negative self-serving stuff I don't want to be.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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 arbitrary gust of wind or minor miscalculation of McWatt's senses dropped the speeding plane down just low enough for a propeller to slice him half away.†   (source)
  • But sentiment only, as sticky if not as morbid as that of her aunt with the dead husbands, for the Imperium could not use my bend sinister.†   (source)
  • Carried away by their fantasy, people accused themselves falsely not only out of terror but out of a morbidly destructive impulse, of their own will, in a state of metaphysical trance, in a passion for self-condemnation which cannot be checked once you give it its head.†   (source)
  • He had merely waited, playing his deadly serious games, watching with a morbid curiosity he himself could not understand, and then the feeling had come that it was time to get out, and effortlessly, almost without plan, he'd gotten out.†   (source)
  • Not the kind the crowds come to cheer, but the kind they watch with morbid fascination, hoping to see him kill a horse—or a horse kill him.†   (source)
  • And after this brush with death the crowds would be more than ever fascinated, more morbidly curious.†   (source)
  • I gave myself a soul-searching and admitted curiosity as morbid as that of any female who propositioned me simply because I was Star's consort.†   (source)
  • Our love ... DAISY: I feel a bit ashamed of what you call love—this morbid feeling, this male weakness.†   (source)
  • In my career as a writer I have always been attracted to morbid themes—suicide, rape, murder, military life, marriage, slavery.†   (source)
  • It's morbid nonsense!†   (source)
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