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mortal
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Jane Eyre
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  • Miss Ingram ought to be clement, for she has it in her power to inflict a chastisement beyond mortal endurance.
  • If I had time, and was not in mortal dread of some prating prig of a servant passing, I would know what all this means.

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  • One never knows what she has, sir: she is so cunning: it is not in mortal discretion to fathom her craft.
  • Yes — just one of your tricks: not to send for a carriage, and come clattering over street and road like a common mortal, but to steal into the vicinage of your home along with twilight, just as if you were a dream or a shade.
  • Sympathies, I believe, exist (for instance, between far-distant, long-absent, wholly estranged relatives asserting, notwithstanding their alienation, the unity of the source to which each traces his origin) whose workings baffle mortal comprehension.
  • The sufferings of this mortal state will leave me with the heavy flesh that now cumbers my soul.
  • But she could not eradicate nature: nor will it be eradicated ’till this mortal shall put on immortality.’
  • Will it keep you in England, induce you to marry Miss Oliver, and settle down like an ordinary mortal?
  • How much of him was saint, how much mortal, I could not heretofore tell: but revelations were being made in this conference: the analysis of his nature was proceeding before my eyes.
  • I am not talking to you now through the medium of custom, conventionalities, nor even of mortal flesh; — it is my spirit that addresses your spirit; just as if both had passed through the grave, and we stood at God’s feet, equal, — as we are!"

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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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