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mortal
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War and Peace
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  • What did you commit by so acting? A venial, or a mortal, sin? A venial sin, for you acted without evil intention.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Now by the fact of Lauriston and Barthelemi having been sent, and by the reports of the guerrillas, Kutuzov was almost sure that the wound was mortal.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • On the other Kutuzov felt assured with all his being that the terrible blow into which he and all the Russians had put their whole strength must have been mortal.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The undecided question as to whether the wound inflicted at Borodino was mortal or not had hung over Kutuzov's head for a whole month.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • When Pierre came up the count was gazing straight at him, but with a look the significance of which could not be understood by mortal man.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • By impetus gained, the French army was still able to roll forward to Moscow, but there, without further effort on the part of the Russians, it had to perish, bleeding from the mortal wound it had received at Borodino.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The French invaders, like an infuriated animal that has in its onslaught received a mortal wound, felt that they were perishing, but could not stop, any more than the Russian army, weaker by one half, could help swerving.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • But how can I, an insignificant mortal, show His omnipotence, His infinity, and all His mercy to one who is blind, or who shuts his eyes that he may not see or understand Him and may not see or understand his own vileness and sinfulness?  (not reviewed by editor)

  • We must be human, we are all mortal you know!" and the Frenchman with the spot on his cheek ran back to his comrades.  (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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