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The resultant pop culture is as morbid and contagious as the epidemics they depict.Ebola Rages in West Africa, Reigniting Humanity’s Oldest Fear: The Plague|Scott Bixby|August 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The business of writing obituaries may seem, at first glance, a morbid affair.
Morbid Anatomy, with Ebenstein at the helm, seems to do it all, from publishing books to leading international trips.Brooklyn’s Museum of Death: Inside Morbid Anatomy’s House of Intriguing Horrors|Nina Strochlic|July 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Morbid humor is often the best way to deal with this absurdity.Dodging Rockets in Afghanistan as the Taliban’s Fighting Season Begins|Nick Willard|May 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I am quite exhausted by it, and have determined to break up this morbid condition.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show|Robert W. Chambers|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His wife was supporting the family by keeping boarders, and he began to develop a morbid jealousy of her.
They may develop a morbid taste for the game, which cannot be satisfied without it; but neither are they satisfied within it.The home|Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Among the morbid agencies producing this variety of eczema are the products of indigestion.
The important practical question is the prevention of the fulfilment of the morbid impulse during these impressionable years.Essays In Pastoral Medicine|Austin Malley
The morbid Flaubertian shrinking from reality is to be found to-day even in relatively robust minds.The Author's Craft|Arnold Bennett
Word Origin for morbid
1650s, "of the nature of a disease, indicative of a disease," from Latin morbidus "diseased," from morbus "sickness, disease, ailment, illness," from root of mori "to die," which is possibly from PIE root *mer- "to rub, pound, wear away" (cf. Sanskrit mrnati "crushes, bruises;" Greek marainein "to consume, exhaust, put out, quench," marasmus "consumption"). Transferred use, of mental states, is from 1777. Related: Morbidly; morbidness.