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mortal
used in The Sunlight Dialogues

12 uses
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1  —2 uses as in:
mortal body
Definition
human (especially merely human); or subject to death
  • Magic is man's ridiculous attempt to make the gods behave as mortals.
    11 — The Dialogue of Houses (65% in)
  • He was a huge and erect man, at least as ordinary mortals run, and his voice boomed out all the length of the night to beyond where August stars were falling like scratches.
    23 — E silentio (1% in)

There are no more uses of "mortal" flagged with this meaning in The Sunlight Dialogues.

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  • As Fred Clumly, merely mortal, nothing more than—without any grandiose overtones—a man.
    19 — Workmen in a Quarry (88% in)
  • The old woman had expected her son to take over when the old man had died—buried alive when a pea-vine wagon turned over on him, six months ago now—another poor mortal ground under by the load—but Kozlowski had other ideas.
    1 — The Watchdog (27% in)
  • If he worked with books, records, letters, he did it alone, late at night, unseen by mortal eyes unless perhaps the eyes of the man called Wittaker, his amanuensis, as he said, bald hawklike man in drab brown suits, nails too perfectly manicured, on one hand a discreet bronze ring like a Czechoslovakian coin.
    2 — When the Exorcist Shall Go to the House of the Patient... (31% in)
  • And why he comes to us again and again to amaze and mock us, no mortal man can guess.
    2 — When the Exorcist Shall Go to the House of the Patient... (91% in)
  • They thrilled every fiber of his body, shifted his mind to a higher gear than it normally used (as if some door opened, as doors occasionally opened in his dreams, revealing, beyond some mundane room, vast recesses obscurely lighted and charged with warm wind and a deep red color, beautiful and alarming): he thought them dangerous, possibly mortal, like the shocking pleasure (he imagined) of falling from a roof.
    3 — Lion Emerging from Cage (30% in)
  • But here, for the most part anyway, the professional and the common mortal can live comfortably and harmoniously together.
    5 — Hunting Wild Asses (7% in)
  • Scrape together the Sunlight Man's secrets, and you'd have in your hands a collection of horrors, it might be, that would knock a common mortal on his hiney.
    5 — Hunting Wild Asses (30% in)
  • At the edge of dark woodlots facing on swamps where no mortal trespasser could ever be expected, there were signs KEEP OUT: THIS MEANS YOU.
    9 — "Like a robber, I shall proceed according to my will." (53% in)
  • He had much, much good in him, as you know, Lord, and what faults he may have had were the faults of any mortal child on the threshold, only the threshold, of his manhood.
    9 — "Like a robber, I shall proceed according to my will." (91% in)
  • Even to our limited mortal sight it seemed only a day or two ago that he laughed and played on the sidewalk in front of his mama's house, and only a matter of hours ago that he distinguished himself as a football player in our high school.
    9 — "Like a robber, I shall proceed according to my will." (91% in)

There are no more uses of "mortal" in The Sunlight Dialogues.

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