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mortal
as in:  felt mortal agony


She was in mortal fear of seeing him.
  extreme or intense
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Strongly Associated with:   mortality, immortal, immortalize
Notes:
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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  • She was in mortal fear of seeing him.
  • They are mortal enemies.
  • But if you died with a mortal sin on your soul you could never enter heaven.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Bless Me, Ultima
  • Meanwhile, nevertheless, it was sad to think of the perchance mortal agony through which he must struggle towards his triumph.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter

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  • ...ever summoned to their aid in mortal anguish.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Minister’s Black Veil
  • Expect with mortal pain:
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • The kinfolks had raised some mortal fuss about it, according to Granma, after the funeral.
    Forest Carter  --  Education of Little Tree
  • Those eels will take a mortal long time to cook, and either of you might faint with hunger before they’re done.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Silver Chair
  • We’re mortal tired of being invisible.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Voyage of the Dawn Trader
  • Oh, I was in such mortal terror!
    Henrik Ibsen  --  Hedda Gabler

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  • days with mortal fright
    Virgil  --  The Aeneid
  • In tears for the one he lost, he stood and cried,
    "My friends, what a mortal blow this man has dealt
    to all our island people!"
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • "It would be murder," the priest said, "a mortal sin."
    Graham Greene  --  The Power and the Glory
  • All I can think of is the picture in our Catechism of a valentine with measles. That is the soul when it commits mortal sins. Venial sins are lighter, like a rash instead of measles. A rash that goes away even without Confession if you say an Act of Contrition.
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies
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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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