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mortal
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The Brothers Karamazov
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as in: mortal body Define
human (especially merely human); or subject to death
  • She is a heavenly angel incarnate . who has flown down to us mortals, if you can understand.
  • So you can shout at people like other mortals.

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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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  • But, suppose at that very moment I had tried all that, and cried to that mountain, ’Crush these tormentors,’ and it hadn’t crushed them, how could I have helped doubting, pray, at such a time, and at such a dread hour of mortal terror?
  • This is a mortal insult!

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  • Every one will know that he is mortal and will accept death proudly and serenely like a god.
  • Why am I, of all creatures in the world, doomed to be cursed by all decent people and even to be kicked, for if I put on mortal form I am bound to take such consequences sometimes?
  • (Pani Agrippina, I have received a mortal insult!" he exclaimed.

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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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