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mortality
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
the quality of being mortal (subject to death)

or:

death rate — often given per 1,000 people per year
  • He loved to dust his old grammars; it somehow mildly reminded him of his mortality.
    Etymology (35% in)
  • The port would fain give succor; the port is pitiful; in the port is safety, comfort, hearthstone, supper, warm blankets, friends, all that's kind to our mortalities.
    Chapters 22-24 — Merry Christmas; The Lee Shore; The Advocate (48% in)

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