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 Meanings and Examples of MORBID
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
morbid
 a.  caused by disease; pathological or diseased; unhealthy or unwholesome
Classic Sentence: (23 in 2 pages)
1  "Don't be morbid," Jordan said.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 7
2  "You're morbid, George," said his friend.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 8
3  This morbid meddling of conscience with an immaterial matter betokened, it is to be feared, no genuine and steadfast penitence, but something doubtful, something that might be deeply wrong beneath.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In V. HESTER AT HER NEEDLE
4  It grovelled helpless on the ground, even while his intellectual faculties retained their pristine strength, or had perhaps acquired a morbid energy, which disease only could have given them.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XIII. ANOTHER VIEW OF HESTER
5  She felt a morbid desire to ascertain the point.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XV. HESTER AND PEARL
6  Men of uncommon intellect, who have grown morbid, possess this occasional power of mighty effort, into which they throw the life of many days and then are lifeless for as many more.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XXII. THE PROCESSION
7  The dark pencilling of fatigue under her eyes, the morbid blue-veined pallour of the temples, brought out the brightness of her hair and lips, as though all her ebbing vitality were centred there.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
8  When Doctor Mandelet dined with the Pontelliers on Thursday he could discern in Mrs. Pontellier no trace of that morbid condition which her husband had reported to him.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXIII
9  There was a morbid sensitiveness and acuteness of feeling in me on all possible subjects, of which he and my father had no kind of understanding, and with which they could have no possible sympathy.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
10  Shut in and morbid as his life had been, Colin had more imagination than she had and at least he had spent a good deal of time looking at wonderful books and pictures.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
11  One of his darkest miseries in the unhealthy morbid past days had been his hatred of being a sickly weak-backed boy whose father was afraid to look at him.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
12  At every new attempt to look about him the same morbid sensibility to light was manifested, and excoriating tears ran down his cheeks.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: 2 He Is Set upon by Adversities but He Sings a Song
13  A crowd of morbid sightseers were still gathered round Deep Dene House, which was just such a suburban villa as I had pictured.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In II. THE ADVENTURE OF THE NORWOOD BUILDER
14  There is something terribly morbid in the modern sympathy with pain.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3
15  One hardly knew at times whether one was reading the spiritual ecstasies of some mediaeval saint or the morbid confessions of a modern sinner.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 10
Example Sentence:
1  He suffered much from a morbid acuteness of the senses.
2  The trip was made all the worse by Frankie's morbid fear of flying.