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mortal
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mortal
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Middlemarch
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  • I only said that no mortal ever made love to me besides you.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • They fell like a mortal chill on Lydgate's roused tenderness.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • she turns—immortal youth Wrought to mortal stature, Fresh as starlight's aged truth— Many-named Nature!  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Her honest ostentatious nature made the sharing of a merited dishonor as bitter as it could be to any mortal.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I have devoted myself to this object of hospital-improvement, but I will boldly confess to you, Mr. Lydgate, that I should have no interest in hospitals if I believed that nothing more was concerned therein than the cure of mortal diseases.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • On the offer of the food ordered by Lydgate, which he refused, and the denial of other things which he demanded, he seemed to concentrate all his terror on Bulstrode, imploringly deprecating his anger, his revenge on him by starvation, and declaring with strong oaths that he had never told any mortal a word against him.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • There was still a residue of personal property as well as the land, but the whole was left to one person, and that person was—O possibilities! O expectations founded on the favor of "close" old gentlemen! O endless vocatives that would still leave expression slipping helpless from the measurement of mortal folly!—that residuary legatee was Joshua Rigg, who was also sole executor, and who was to take thenceforth the name of Featherstone.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The fact is unalterable, that a fellow-mortal with whose nature you are acquainted solely through the brief entrances and exits of a few imaginative weeks called courtship, may, when seen in the continuity of married companionship, be disclosed as something better or worse than what you have preconceived, but will certainly not appear altogether the same.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Considering that Fred was not at all coarse, that he rather looked down on the manners and speech of young men who had not been to the university, and that he had written stanzas as pastoral and unvoluptuous as his flute-playing, his attraction towards Bambridge and Horrock was an interesting fact which even the love of horse-flesh would not wholly account for without that mysterious influence of Naming which determinates so much of mortal choice.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • …been fatal to him—true that if he had had the thousand pounds still in his hands with all his debts unpaid he would have returned the money to Bulstrode, and taken beggary rather than the rescue which had been sullied with the suspicion of a bribe (for, remember, he was one of the proudest among the sons of men)—nevertheless, he would not turn away from this crushed fellow-mortal whose aid he had used, and make a pitiful effort to get acquittal for himself by howling against another.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: a mortal wound
as in: mortal body
as in: felt mortal agony
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