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mortal
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Gulliver`s Travels
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mortal
Used in
Gulliver`s Travels
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  • I said, "I had not;" and desired he would explain to me "what he meant by such an appellation, applied to a mortal creature."  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I then fastened my handkerchief to a stick I usually carried, and thrusting it up the hole, waved it several times in the air, that if any boat or ship were near, the seamen might conjecture some unhappy mortal to be shut up in the box.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I had sent so many memorials and petitions for my liberty, that his majesty at length mentioned the matter, first in the cabinet, and then in a full council; where it was opposed by none, except Skyresh Bolgolam, who was pleased, without any provocation, to be my mortal enemy.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It is likewise to be observed, that this society has a peculiar cant and jargon of their own, that no other mortal can understand, and wherein all their laws are written, which they take special care to multiply; whereby they have wholly confounded the very essence of truth and falsehood, of right and wrong; so that it will take thirty years to decide, whether the field left me by my ancestors for six generations belongs to me, or to a stranger three hundred miles off.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He said, "these births were so rare, that he did not believe there could be above eleven hundred struldbrugs, of both sexes, in the whole kingdom; of which he computed about fifty in the metropolis, and, among the rest, a young girl born; about three years ago: that these productions were not peculiar to any family, but a mere effect of chance; and the children of the struldbrugs themselves were equally mortal with the rest of the people."  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "You are very sensible that Skyresh Bolgolam" (galbet, or highadmiral) "has been your mortal enemy, almost ever since your arrival.  (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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