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mortal
used in City of Bones

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mortal body
Definition
human (especially merely human); or subject to death
  • I will be ready to risk my life at any time ... for the mortal world with whose safety we are charged.
    Chapter 9 (91% in)
mortal = human (especially merely human)

(editor's note:   In this book, the  "Mortal Cup" gets its name because some mortals who drink from it become Shadowhunters.)
There are no more uses of "mortal" flagged with this meaning in City of Bones.

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  • "I thought maybe I could see what he was doing with the Mortal Cup," he said reluctantly.
    Epilogue (74% in)
  • Between the acting of a dreadful thing And the first motion, all the interim is Like a phantasma, or a hideous dream: The Genius and the mortal instruments Are then in council; and the state of man, Like to a little kingdom, suffers then The nature of an insurrection.
    Chapter 1 (1% in)
  • The cup thereafter was known as the Mortal Cup.
    Chapter 5 (88% in)
  • But if you want to know where the Mortal Cup has disappeared to... "Disappeared might not be quite the correct word," purred Pangborn.
    Chapter 8 (80% in)
  • Those men think she has the Mortal Cup.
    Chapter 8 (97% in)
  • Why would Valentine think my mom had the Mortal Cup?
    Chapter 10 (42% in)
  • But if you had the Mortal Cup, you could make more, right?
    Chapter 10 (70% in)
  • "Is that meant to be the Mortal Cup?" she asked.
    Chapter 10 (76% in)
  • No image of pixie or goblin or long-legged beastie would remain to trouble your blameless mortal sleep.
    Chapter 12 (98% in)
  • I still don't remember anything about the Mortal Cup.
    Chapter 13 (29% in)
  • There was nothing in them about the Mortal Instruments.
    Chapter 13 (30% in)
  • Mortal Instruments?
    Chapter 13 (30% in)
  • Eventually, he said, "So you won't help us find the Mortal Cup?
    Chapter 13 (34% in)
  • He has brought his Forsaken to seek the Mortal Cup.
    Chapter 14 (87% in)
  • 18 — The Mortal Cup .
    Chapter 18 (0% in)
  • "Jace," she said, so softly that he had to lean forward to catch her words, "I think I know where my mother hid the Mortal Cup.
    Chapter 18 (6% in)
  • My mother painted the Mortal Cup into Madame Dorothea's tarot deck.
    Chapter 18 (15% in)
  • And think of the glory if we bring the Mortal Cup back to Idris!
    Chapter 18 (21% in)
  • We know where the Mortal Cup is, and we're prepared to go get it.
    Chapter 18 (34% in)
  • "If we get the Mortal Cup, I'll have a way to get my mom back.
    Chapter 18 (35% in)
  • "It's something called the Mortal Cup," Clary said, "and Valentine thought my mother had it.
    Chapter 18 (89% in)
  • Slowly she turned the card over and looked again at her mother's artwork: the slim painted hand, its fingers wrapped around the gold stem of the Mortal Cup.
    Chapter 18 (98% in)
  • It's the Mortal Cup, Jace, not the Mortal Toilet Bowl," said Isabelle.
    Chapter 19 (2% in)
  • It's the Mortal Cup, Jace, not the Mortal Toilet Bowl," said Isabelle.
    Chapter 19 (2% in)
  • "No offense," he said calmly, "but nobody touches the Mortal Cup except us."
    Chapter 19 (4% in)
  • "Give me," it said, in a voice like the wind blowing trash across empty pavement, "the Mortal Cup.
    Chapter 19 (16% in)
  • Then she zipped the Mortal Cup into the pocket of her hoodie and got to her feet.
    Chapter 19 (37% in)
  • She knelt down next to the Shadowhunters, the Mortal Cup thumping heavily against her side.
    Chapter 19 (39% in)
  • She felt the Mortal Cup yanked from her grasp.
    Chapter 19 (75% in)
  • Hodge had not moved; he stood where he was, holding the Mortal Cup.
    Chapter 19 (77% in)
  • Then he swore, pathetically, under his breath, and held the Mortal Cup out for Valentine to take, though his hand shook like a leaf in a high wind.
    Chapter 19 (95% in)
  • "It will be anyway when the Clave finds out that you gave the Mortal Cup to Valentine," Clary pointed out.
    Chapter 20 (39% in)
  • "I knew Hodge had given Valentine the Mortal Cup, but I hadn't realized—"
    Chapter 20 (77% in)
  • I know she was married to Valentine and that she stole the Mortal Cup from him and went into hiding.
    Chapter 20 (91% in)
  • The Circle still clamored for the Mortal Cup, but since the death of his father, Valentine had become an outspoken proponent of war against all Downworlders, not just those who broke the Accords.
    Chapter 21 (18% in)
  • And with the aid of a demon, Valentine stole the Mortal Cup.
    Chapter 21 (48% in)
  • No, Hodge was the one who wanted the Mortal Cup all along.
    Chapter 23 (11% in)
  • "But he was the one who needed the Mortal Cup," said Jace.
    Chapter 23 (12% in)

There are no more uses of "mortal" in City of Bones.

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