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mortal
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Antigone
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as in: mortal body Define
human (especially merely human); or subject to death
  • Poor mortals, how we labor all in vain!
  • Shall mortals not yield to thee?

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  • CHORUS She was sprung of gods, divine, Mortals we of mortal line.
  • His marriage rites Are consummated in the halls of Death: A witness that of ills whate’er befall Mortals’ unwisdom is the worst of all.
  • O pray not, prayers are idle; from the doom Of fate for mortals refuge is there none.

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  • Don’t expect perfection of a mere mortal.
  • In the story, he was neither a mortal nor a god. He was a demi-god.

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  • Nor did I deem that thou, a mortal man, Could’st by a breath annul and override The immutable unwritten laws of Heaven.
  • I was not like, who feared no mortal’s frown, To disobey these laws and so provoke The wrath of Heaven.

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  • Father, the gods implant in mortal men Reason, the choicest gift bestowed by heaven.
  • CHORUS She was sprung of gods, divine, Mortals we of mortal line.
  • No man’s life As of one tenor would I praise or blame, For Fortune with a constant ebb and rise Casts down and raises high and low alike, And none can read a mortal’s horoscope.
  • 2) Thy might, O Zeus, what mortal power can quell?
  • 1) Woe for sin of minds perverse, Deadly fraught with mortal curse.

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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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