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mortal
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David Copperfield
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  • Sit ye down by the fire, the while, my dear, and warm those mortal cold hands.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The latter, I believe, he considered a match for any kind of disaster not absolutely mortal.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The duty done, and act of reparation performed, which can alone enable me to contemplate my fellow mortal, I shall be known no more.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I said to Miss Mills that this was very true, and who should know it better than I, who loved Dora with a love that never mortal had experienced yet?  (not reviewed by editor)

  • But all of my own sex especially one impostor, three or four years my elder, with a red whisker, on which he established an amount of presumption not to be endured were my mortal foes.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I knew that it was base in me not to think more of my aunt, and less of myself; but, so far, selfishness was inseparable from Dora, and I could not put Dora on one side for any mortal creature.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • As a man upon a field of battle will receive a mortal hurt, and scarcely know that he is struck, so I, when I was left alone with my undisciplined heart, had no conception of the wound with which it had to strive.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The Doctor stopped, smilingly clapped me on the shoulder again, and exclaimed, with a triumph most delightful to behold, as if I had penetrated to the profoundest depths of mortal sagacity, 'My dear young friend, you have hit it.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Though I don't know that it's much of a peculiarity, either; for he has been ill-used enough, by some that bear it, to have a mortal antipathy for it, Heaven knows.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The second waiter informed me, in a whisper, that this old gentleman was a retired conveyancer living in the Square, and worth a mint of money, which it was expected he would leave to his laundress's daughter; likewise that it was rumoured that he had a service of plate in a bureau, all tarnished with lying by, though more than one spoon and a fork had never yet been beheld in his chambers by mortal vision.  (not reviewed by editor)

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