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mortal
used in The Mill on the Floss

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mortal body
Definition
human (especially merely human); or subject to death
  • Very trivial, perhaps, this anguish seems to weather-worn mortals who have to think of Christmas bills, dead loves, and broken friendships; but it was not less bitter to Maggie—perhaps it was even more bitter—than what we are fond of calling antithetically the real troubles of mature life.
    1.7 -- Book 1 Chapter 7 -- Enter the Aunts and Uncles (57% in)
  • To poor Maggie they were very near; they were like nectar held close to thirsty lips; there was, there must be, then, a life for mortals here below which was not hard and chill,—in which affection would no longer be self-sacrifice.
    6.13 -- Book 6 Chapter 13 -- Borne Along by the Tide (94% in)

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  • I think I should have no other mortal wants, if I could always have plenty of music.
    6.3 -- Book 6 Chapter 3 -- Confidential Moments (44% in)
  • It is a sin to be hard; it is not fitting for a mortal, for a Christian.
    5.5 -- Book 5 Chapter 5 -- The Cloven Tree (88% in)
  • To have taken Maggie by the hand and said, "I will not believe unproved evil of you; my lips shall not utter it; my ears shall be closed against it; I, too, am an erring mortal, liable to stumble, apt to come short of my most earnest efforts; your lot has been harder than mine, your temptation greater; let us help each other to stand and walk without more falling,"—to have done this would have demanded courage, deep pity, self-knowledge, generous trust; would have demanded a mind that...
    7.4 -- Book 7 Chapter 4 -- Maggie and Lucy (11% in)
  • Along with the sense of danger and possible rescue for those long-remembered beings at the old home, there was an undefined sense of reconcilement with her brother; what quarrel, what harshness, what unbelief in each other can subsist in the presence of a great calamity, when all the artificial vesture of our life is gone, and we are all one with each other in primitive mortal needs?
    7.5 -- Book 7 Chapter 5 -- The Last Conflict (66% in)

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