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mortal
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The House of Mirth
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as in: mortal body Define
human (especially merely human); or subject to death
  • The latter had acted on the assumption to the extent of appearing at an hour when she never showed herself to ordinary mortals, and Lily, for the moment, saw no way of putting her in the wrong.
  • Well, I can only say that if they’d been mortals and had to wear corsets, it would have been better for them.

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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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  • The mortal maid on the shore is helpless against the siren who loves her prey: such victims are floated back dead from their adventure.
  • It was the first time she had ever come across the results of her spasmodic benevolence, and the surprised sense of human fellowship took the mortal chill from her heart.

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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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