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mortal
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  • Probably I should have told the whole story to the doctor, for I was in mortal fear lest the captain should repent of his confessions and make an end of me.
  • The expression of his face was not so much of terror as of mortal sickness.

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  • The sun was getting up, and mortal white he looked about the cutwater.
  • If you like the service, well, you’ll jine; and if you don’t, Jim, why, you’re free to answer no—free and welcome, shipmate; and if fairer can be said by mortal seaman, shiver my sides!"

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as in: mortal body Define
human (especially merely human); or subject to death
as in: a mortal wound Define
causing death
as in: felt mortal agony Define
extreme or intense
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