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mortal
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The Silver Chair
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as in: felt mortal agony Define
extreme or intense
  • Those eels will take a mortal long time to cook, and either of you might faint with hunger before they’re done.

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  • She was in mortal fear of seeing him.
  • They are mortal enemies.

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as in: mortal body Define
human (especially merely human); or subject to death
  • who has suffered almost more than any mortal can bear.

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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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unspecified meaning
  • I am the more thankful to her for all her infinite bounty to such a poor mortal wretch as I. For you must know, Sirs, I am a man under most strange afflictions, and none but the Queen’s grace would have had patience with me.
  • I’m your mortal enemy else.

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  • For this is a marvellous adventure, and it may be no mortal man has ever looked into Bism before or will ever have the chance again.

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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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