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mortal
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as in: mortal body Define
human (especially merely human); or subject to death
  • That is my least concern; I am, by a course of strange events, become the most miserable of mortals.

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  • Don’t expect perfection of a mere mortal.
  • In the story, he was neither a mortal nor a god. He was a demi-god.

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  • No mortal could support the horror of that countenance.
  • Tears, unrestrained, fell from my brother’s eyes; a sense of mortal agony crept over my frame.

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  • I trembled with rage and horror, resolving to wait his approach and then close with him in mortal combat.
  • I was guiltless, but I had indeed drawn down a horrible curse upon my head, as mortal as that of crime.
  • Why had I not followed him and closed with him in mortal strife?
  • Suddenly the broad disk of the moon arose and shone full upon his ghastly and distorted shape as he fled with more than mortal speed.
  • I knelt on the grass and kissed the earth and with quivering lips exclaimed, "By the sacred earth on which I kneel, by the shades that wander near me, by the deep and eternal grief that I feel, I swear; and by thee, O Night, and the spirits that preside over thee, to pursue the daemon who caused this misery, until he or I shall perish in mortal conflict.

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as in: mortal body Define
human (especially merely human); or subject to death
as in: a mortal wound Define
causing death
as in: felt mortal agony Define
extreme or intense
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