toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

mortality
used in The Scarlet Letter

2 uses
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition
the quality of being mortal (subject to death)

or:

death rate — often given per 1,000 people per year
  • He now dug into the poor clergyman's heart, like a miner searching for gold; or, rather, like a sexton delving into a grave, possibly in quest of a jewel that had been buried on the dead man's bosom, but likely to find nothing save mortality and corruption.
    Chapter 10 — The Leech and his Patient (5% in)
  • There were others again, true saintly fathers, whose faculties had been elaborated by weary toil among their books, and by patient thought, and etherealised, moreover, by spiritual communications with the better world, into which their purity of life had almost introduced these holy personages, with their garments of mortality still clinging to them.
    Chapter 11 — The Interior of a Heart (37% in)

There are no more uses of "mortality" in The Scarlet Letter.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®Wikipedia Article