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as in:  a mortal wound

Have the detectives determined who struck the mortal blow?
  causing death
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mortal mortally
Strongly Associated with:   mortality, immortal, immortalize
Mortal has many reasonably common, but highly diverse senses. Accordingly, it is generally recommended that you just learn the sense (or senses) that currently interest you.
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  • Have the detectives determined who struck the mortal blow?
  • It was a slow death from the mortal injury.
  • Hold fast the mortal sword,
    William Shakespeare  --  Macbeth
  • a serpent armed with mortal sting.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost

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  • Roll’d from his chariot with a mortal wound,
    Virgil  --  The Aeneid
  • No mariners yet can boast they’ve raced their ship
    past Scylla’s lair without some mortal blow—
    with each of her six heads she snatches up
    a man from the dark-prowed craft and whisks him off.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • Out of the morning mist they came against us—
    packed as the leaves and spears that flower forth in spring—
    and Zeus presented us with disaster, me and my comrades
    doomed to suffer blow on mortal blow.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • so now they writhed,
    gasping as Scylla swung them up her cliff and there
    at her cavern’s mouth she bolted them down raw—
    screaming out, flinging their arms toward me,
    lost in that mortal struggle .
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • The French invaders, like an infuriated animal that has in its onslaught received a mortal wound, felt that they were perishing, but could not stop...
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
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Associated words [difficulty]:   mortal [2] , mortality [2] , immortal [1] , immortalize [6] , immortal [1] , mortality [2] , immortalize [6]
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Most commonly used in these subjects:   Classic Literature, Medicine, Religion - Christianity
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