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Definition the dead body of a human being — especially one used for medical study
  • A cadaver is assigned to each medical student.
cadaver = dead human body
  • Both Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo studied cadavers to advance their understanding of the human form.
  • cadavers = dead bodies of human beings
  • 1422: Attacking forces launch decaying cadavers over castle walls in Bohemia.
    Ted Dekker  --  Black: The Birth of Evil
  • cadavers = dead human bodies
  • Yet Michelangelo had his secret cadavers, and so too must I. An artist of a different sort, risk and sacrifice....
    Madeleine Roux  --  Asylum
  • cadavers = dead human bodies
  • In the photograph he looked already a cadaver.
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice
  • cadaver = dead human body
  • Physically, he would be considered a hunk at the university or even as a cadaver in an autopsy room, which was preferable to her.
    James Patterson  --  Kiss the Girls
  • cadaver = dead human body
  • The skin on his face was shrunken like a cadaver's.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • cadaver = dead human body
  • No one knows where they get the cadavers; or no one knows for certain.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • cadavers = dead human bodies
  • And you expect me to use my hearse to cart the cadaver?
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • cadaver = dead human body
  • One of the cadavers began to stir.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Hidden Oracle
  • cadavers = dead human bodies
  • You know what cadaver means?
    Sharon Creech  --  Walk Two Moons
  • cadaver = word for:  the dead body of a human being
  • As to the dead, I would withhold no decency of burning; a man should spare no pains to see cadavers given as soon, as may be after death to purifying flame.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • cadavers = dead human bodies
  • Between meals, Don Jose sketched rather than dissected the cadavers and caught up on his sleep on a bench below a Gauguin and alongside several Van Goghs in the Prado.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • cadavers = dead human bodies
  • The acts themselves were unclear—for example, a woman bent over a man for some undetermined purpose, as if she were about to do some violence on an utterly helpless cadaver.
    John Irving  --  A Prayer for Owen Meany
  • cadaver = dead human body
  • Abruptly he was gripped by the irrational conviction that the cadavers surrounding him were those of his wife and children; all of them were Michelle and the girls, as though Joe had wandered into a scene in a science fiction movie about clones.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • cadavers = bodies
  • A man described by authorities as one evolutionary step above a banana slug has recently admitted to having been locked in the Sacajawea Junior High biology lab over a long weekend nearly sixteen years ago when he fell asleep and was mistaken as a cadaver.
    Chris Crutcher  --  Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes
  • cadaver = dead human body
  • These cadavers were so unhuman-looking they didn't bother me a bit.
    Sylvia Plath  --  The Bell Jar
  • cadavers = dead bodies of human beings — especially in reference to medical study
  • The stench of burned cadaver and charred remains hung heavy in the air.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • cadaver = dead bodies
  • You might've thought we'd just finished a nice picnic rather than a battle with plague-ridden cadavers.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Hidden Oracle
  • cadavers = dead human bodies
  • The karpos's fanged mouth unhinged, expanding to an unbelievable circumference, then closed around the cadaver's head, and chomped it off in one bite.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Hidden Oracle
cadaver = dead human body

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