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  • n. Plural form of hypochondria.

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Examples

  • Here lived the artisans, the servants, the shopkeepers whose livelihoods depended upon the ailments and the hypochondrias of the urban middle classes from Toulouse, from Perpignan, from Bordeaux.

    Sepulchre

  • I have been here since the middle of August, getting rid of my yellow face and putting on a brown one, banishing dyspepsias and hypochondrias and all such other town afflictions to the four winds, and rejoicing exceedingly that I am out of the way of that pest, the cholera, which is raging just at present in London.

    The Life and Letters of Thomas Henry Huxley

  • But let Harriet “take courage in her dark sorrows and melancholies,” as Carlyle says: “Samuel Johnson too had hypochondrias; all great souls are apt to have, and to be in thick darkness generally till the eternal ways and the celestial guiding stars disclose themselves, and the vague abyss of life knits itself up into firmaments for them.”

    The Life of Harriet Beecher Stowe

  • But let Harriet "take courage in her dark sorrows and melancholies," as Carlyle says: "Samuel Johnson too had hypochondrias; all great souls are apt to have, and to be in thick darkness generally till the eternal ways and the celestial guiding stars disclose themselves, and the vague abyss of life knits itself up into firmaments for them."

    Life of Harriet Beecher Stowe Compiled From Her Letters and Journals by Her Son Charles Edward Stowe

  • Per Kohut’s conception, many patients with narcissistic pathology do not withdraw from the external world, and direct libido inward, onto the self via self-preoccupations, hypochondrias, and the like.

    Clinical Work with Adolescents

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