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mortal
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The Two Towers
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as in: mortal body Define
human (especially merely human); or subject to death
  • For it is perilous for mortal man to walk out of the world of this Sun,

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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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  • There are few among mortal Men who know more of Orcs; and I do not hunt them in this fashion out of choice.
  • But I cannot guess what it means, save that it is laden with the sadness of Mortal Men.

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  • Weapons they have laid at your doors that are worth many a mortal man, even the mightiest.
  • In Dwimordene, in Lorien Seldom have walked the feet of Men, Few mortal eyes have seen the light That lies there ever, long and bright.
  • Clear is the water of your well; White is the star in your white hand; Unmarred, unstained is leaf and land In Dwimordene, in Lorien More fair than thoughts of Mortal Men.
  • First name the four, the free peoples: Eldest of all, the elf-children; Dwarf the delver, dark are his houses; Ent the earthborn, old as mountains; Man the mortal, master of horses: Hm, hm, hm.
  • Their golden hair was braided on their shoulders the sun was blazoned upon their green shields, their long corslets were burnished bright, and when they rose taller they seemed than mortal men.
  • But Legolas stood beside him, shading his bright elven-eyes with his long slender hand, and he saw not a shadow, nor a blur, but the small figures of horsemen, many horsemen, and the glint of morning on the tips of their spears was like the twinkle of minute stars beyond the edge of mortal sight.
  • Not I. For I deem it perilous now for mortal man wilfully to seek out the Elder People.
  • It does not belong to any mortal, great or small; though if any could claim it, it would be Aragorn son of Arathorn, whom I named, the leader of our Company from Moria to Rauros.

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  • But this much I learned or guessed, and I have kept it ever secret in my heart since: that Isildur took somewhat from the hand of the Unnamed, ere he went away from Gondor, never to be seen among mortal men 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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