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morbid

1. having an unusual interest in death or unpleasant events
2. relating to or characterized by disease; pathologic
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His tone and manner, from beginning to end, showed him to be especially, almost morbidly, anxious not to set himself up as an object of interest to me.
That ardour of protecting compassion exalted morbidly in her childhood by the misery of another child tinged her sallow cheeks with a faint dusky blush, made her big eyes gleam under the dark lids.
Razumov had a morbidly vivid vision of Haldin on his bed--the white pillow hollowed by the head, the legs in long boots, the upturned feet.
Pyotr Petrovitch, who had made his way up from insignificance, was morbidly given to self-admiration, had the highest opinion of his intelligence and capacities, and sometimes even gloated in solitude over his image in the glass.
For people who are morbidly obese - defined as the point where obesity begins to interfere with physiological functions such as breathing, sometimes said to begin at 100 pounds overweight - there are special challenges: finding transportation or wheelchairs, education for family members on providing hygiene and meal planning, and locating a physician willing to care for them.
As she rampaged around like a wildebeest in a towel, unleashing her venom on Kate and Jonny, I was reminded of a previous big brassy blonde inmate whose public unravelling also made morbidly fascinating television.
The rest of the series goes pretty much as you'd expect - the '50s were a time of great repression, while the '60s and '70s were a time of almost morbidly self-absorbed experimentation.
Peripheral IV access is the least invasive method by which to achieve this, but in many cases such as multiple trauma patients, morbidly obese patients, those in cardiovascular failure, and drug overdose patients, it is difficult or impossible.
Researchers in Barcelona have discovered that the levels of the signaling molecule, OE, coincide with the levels of stored body fat but that this correlation breaks down in morbidly obese individuals.
Chances are slim that a morbidly obese woman with a breech presentation will have a vaginal delivery, even if external cephalic version is successful, investigators reported at the annual meeting of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada.
Irony abounds: As Maude stares down her own mortality, she teaches the morbidly obsessed Harold what it means to live.