hypochondriacally love



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  • adv. In a hypochondriacal manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a hypochondriac or melancholy manner.


hypochondriacal +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)


  • 'You echo my uncle's words!' exclaimed Caroline, in a tone of dismay: 'you speak like Mrs. Yorke, in her most gloomy moments; - like Miss Mann, when she is most sourly and hypochondriacally disposed.

    Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte

  • But for these remedies I should certainly have become hypochondriacally melancholy.

    Confessions of an English Opium-Eater

  • We may also recall the consultation between M. de Pourceaugnac's two doctors: "The arguments you have used are so erudite and elegant that it is impossible for the patient not to be hypochondriacally melancholic; or, even if he were not, he must surely become so because of the elegance of the things you have said and the accuracy of your reasoning."

    Laughter : an Essay on the Meaning of the Comic

  • Which playful welcome drew no responsive playfulness from the child, nor appeared to gladden or conciliate the father; but rather, if anything, to dash the dead weight of his heavy-hearted expression with a smile hypochondriacally scornful.

    The Confidence-Man

  • The arguments you have used are so learned and so delicate that it is impossible for him not to be mad and hypochondriacally melancholic; or, were he not, that he ought to become so, because of the beauty of the things you have spoken, and of the justness of your reasoning.

    Monsieur De Pourceaugnac

  • [17] in the human race, which has in every age hypochondriacally regarded itself as under some fatal necessity of dwindling, much to have challenged public attention.

    Autobiographical Sketches

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