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fatal

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Resulting in termination of the program.
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Why not say, the circumstances have fatally misled me?"
The doctor searched vainly for a breath of wind, from the height of one hundred feet to that of five miles; his starting-point remained fatally right below him, and absolute calm seemed to reign, up to the extreme limits of the breathing atmosphere.
In the little room but two could engage him at once, but so fiercely did his blade swing and so surely did he thrust that in a bare moment The Black Wolf lay dead upon the floor and the red giant, Shandy, was badly though not fatally wounded.
Was he looking back through the years, he wondered, to that one brief but lurid chapter of history; or was it his own future of which he was thinking,--a future which, to the world, must seem so full of brilliant possibilities, and yet which he himself must feel to be so fatally and miserably insecure?
Whether the old man lived or whether he died, his literary labors were fatally interrupted in either case; and one of the consequences would be the termination of her employment at the Museum.
Aldersley is, or is not, a living man; and there will be an end of the hysterical delusions which now threaten to fatally undermine her health.
"I hastened therefore back to London, the best retirement of either grief or shame, unless for persons of a very public character; for here you have the advantage of solitude without its disadvantage, since you may be alone and in company at the same time; and while you walk or sit unobserved, noise, hurry, and a constant succession of objects, entertain the mind, and prevent the spirits from preying on themselves, or rather on grief or shame, which are the most unwholesome diet in the world; and on which (though there are many who never taste either but in public) there are some who can feed very plentifully and very fatally when alone.
But then every bit and scrap of hint and information would be acted on, and fatally they were bound to get Haldin.
Glancing his eyes around, with a vain effort to pierce the gloom that was thickening beneath the leafy arches of the forest, he felt as if, cut off from human aid, his unresisting companions would soon lie at the entire mercy of those barbarous enemies, who, like beasts of prey, only waited till the gathering darkness might render their blows more fatally certain.
ORLANDO, June 12, 2016 -- A gunman fatally shoots 49 people at Pulse, a gay nightclub, before he is shot dead by police.
A man fatally shot his niece on Wednesday in the 157-9L village of Sahiwal as the teenager had come between her parent's fight with the intention to stop them.
A Daytona Beach, Florida, man was arrested Sunday after he fatally stabbed his acquaintance who refused to drink with him.