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morbid
used in To Kill a Mockingbird

6 uses
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Definition
suggesting unhealthy thoughts—such as of death and decay; or an unhealthy interest in such thoughts
  • Once the town was terrorized by a series of morbid nocturnal events: people's chickens and household pets were found mutilated;
    p. 10.9
morbid = suggesting the horror of death and decay
  • "Mr. Arthur's still alive?"
    "What a morbid question."
    p. 57.9
  • morbid = suggesting an unhealthy interest in death
  • But I suppose it's a morbid subject.
    p. 57.9
  • morbid = relating to death
  • Aunt Alexandra, in underlining the moral of young Sam Merriweather's suicide, said it was caused by a morbid streak in the family.
    p. 172.8
  • morbid = an unhealthy interest in 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.
    p. 175.5
  • morbid = has an unhealthy interest in death
  • 't's morbid, watching a poor devil on trial for his life.
    p. 213.4
morbid = unpleasant because it's suggestive of death
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