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mortal
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Wuthering Heights
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  • She told me she had been walking the earth these twenty years: a just punishment for her mortal transgressions, I’ve no doubt!’
  • Not as long as I live, Ellen: for no mortal creature.

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  • Meanwhile, the young man had slung on to his person a decidedly shabby upper garment, and, erecting himself before the blaze, looked down on me from the corner of his eyes, for all the world as if there were some mortal feud unavenged between us.
  • The adjective OUR gave mortal offence.
  • Well might Catherine deem that heaven would be a land of exile to her, unless with her mortal body she cast away her moral character also.
  • The mortal terror he felt of Mr. Heathcliff’s anger restored to the boy his coward’s eloquence.
  • The master seemed confounded a moment: he grew pale, and rose up, eyeing her all the while, with an expression of mortal hate.

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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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