morbid fear

morbid fear

Phobia, see there.
References in classic literature ?
In my extreme distress of mind, I have a morbid fear of misdirecting you; but even if I am in error, you may know the right drawer by its contents: some powders, a phial and a paper book.
There was hardly a bite in the autumn air, but Cronshaw had a morbid fear of draughts and even in the warmest weather sat inside.
The morbid fears superinduced by the shock following the sudden demise of the first creature of his experiments had given place to a growing desire to further prosecute his labors until enduring success had crowned his efforts with an achievement which he might exhibit with pride to the scientific world.
After his friends Buddy Holly, Ricky Valens and the Big Bopper had died in a plane crash the year before, Eddie had a morbid fear that he too would die young in an accident.
Respect is not the same thing as a morbid fear of someone because of the position he occupies in authority over us and the attendant possibility of his sanctioning us for any infraction.
Opponents have a morbid fear of seeing Gor Mahia occupy top spot in the Kenyan Premier League and it is understandable why.
Thomas reminds us that sometimes, our morbid fear of suffering can itself be a cause of unhappiness.
In Illinois, however, the top fear apparently is autophobia -- or, the morbid fear of isolation or abandonment.
A nuclear power station is able to produce energy for around 30 or 40 years, then it has to be mothballed, forever Cbnet Radiophobia - a morbid fear of ionising radiation.
You approached the test with the morbid fear of failing and rolling backwards, probably ending up injured, disqualified from the driving school, and condemned to a life without a driving licence.
Senior policymakers and military leaders were sensitive to France's morbid fear of a rearmed Germany and hence devised initiatives which acknowledged these sensibilities.
The English obsession with training grounds stems mainly from a morbid fear of what boredom might do to the players.