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mortal

1. (of living beings, esp human beings) subject to death
2. of or involving life or the world
3. ending in or causing death; fatal
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Which was the character of Adrian the Emperor; that mortally envied poets, and painters, and artificers, in works wherein he had a vein to excel.
But I am mortally afraid of what you are doing in Emily's interests.
I had rather run any chance than your la'ship should do that."--"Why so?" says Sophia, smiling; "would not you, Honour, fire a pistol at any one who should attack your virtue?"--"To be sure, ma'am," cries Honour, "one's virtue is a dear thing, especially to us poor servants; for it is our livelihood, as a body may say: yet I mortally hate fire-arms; for so many accidents happen by them."--"Well, well," says Sophia, "I believe I may ensure your virtue at a very cheap rate, without carrying any arms with us; for I intend to take horses at the very first town we come to, and we shall hardly be attacked in our way thither.
She was mortally afraid of being laughed at for surrendering, after her many and vehement declarations of independence.
With that she rushed across the street so impetuously that she narrowly escaped annihilation from a passing truck, and precipitated herself into the arms of a stately old gentleman, who said, "I beg pardon, ma'am," and looked mortally offended.
A lady who takes a dignified attitude, in a family emergency, is never mortally offended--she is only deeply grieved.
Twenty Sioux had fallen mortally wounded to the ground, and the wheels crushed those who fell upon the rails as if they had been worms.
"Help!" cried Caderousse; "I require a surgeon, not a priest; perhaps I am not mortally wounded -- I may not die; perhaps they can yet save my life."
In which 1805 battle was Admiral Nelson mortally wounded?
The resident fired at the suspect, mortally wounding him.
I'm mortally gutted, but we'll come again." Tommy Langford
But also a song from which they are mortally afraid.