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mortal
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The Mill on the Floss
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mortal
Used in
The Mill on the Floss
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  • It is a sin to be hard; it is not fitting for a mortal, for a Christian.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I think I should have no other mortal wants, if I could always have plenty of music.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Along with the sense of danger and possible rescue for those long-remembered beings at the old home, there was an undefined sense of reconcilement with her brother; what quarrel, what harshness, what unbelief in each other can subsist in the presence of a great calamity, when all the artificial vesture of our life is gone, and we are all one with each other in primitive mortal needs?  (not reviewed by editor)

  • To have taken Maggie by the hand and said, "I will not believe unproved evil of you; my lips shall not utter it; my ears shall be closed against it; I, too, am an erring mortal, liable to stumble, apt to come short of my most earnest efforts; your lot has been harder than mine, your temptation greater; let us help each other to stand and walk without more falling,"—to have done this would have demanded courage, deep pity, self-knowledge, generous trust; would have demanded a mind that…  (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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