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morbid
used in Howards End

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1  —4 uses as in:
morbidly obese
Definition
unhealthy or related to disease — especially of a serious long-term illness
  • It was morbid, and, to her alarm, Margaret fancied that she could trace the growth of morbidity back in Helen's life for nearly four years.
    Chapter 34 (22% in)
  • I don't say in your case, but in too many cases that attitude leads to morbidity, discontent, and Socialism."
    Chapter 16 (76% in)
  • He was not a rebuke, but a stimulus, and banished morbidity.
    Chapter 18 (50% in)
  • He misliked the very word "interesting," connoting it with wasted energy and even with morbidity.
    Chapter 20 (25% in)

There are no more uses of "morbid" flagged with this meaning in Howards End.

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?  —6 uses
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  • We cannot be in contact with those who are in a morbid state without ourselves deteriorating.
    Chapter 34 (39% in)
  • But Margaret had an almost morbid horror of "drawing people out," of "making things go."
    Chapter 5 (47% in)
  • Margaret was no morbid idealist.
    Chapter 10 (27% in)
  • An interrupted holiday is the worst of the minor worries, and one may be pardoned for feeling morbid when a business letter snatches one away from the sea and friends.
    Chapter 18 (29% in)
  • I love Death—not morbidly, but because He explains.
    Chapter 27 (79% in)
  • It was morbid, and, to her alarm, Margaret fancied that she could trace the growth of morbidity back in Helen's life for nearly four years.
    Chapter 34 (21% in)

There are no more uses of "morbid" in Howards End.

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