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- 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
- But I suppose it's a morbid subject.p. 57.9
- 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
- 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
- 't's morbid, watching a poor devil on trial for his life.p. 213.4
morbid = suggesting an unhealthy interest in death
morbid = relating to death
morbid = an unhealthy interest in death
morbid = has an unhealthy interest in death
morbid = unpleasant because it's suggestive of death
There are no more uses of "morbid" in To Kill a Mockingbird.
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