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  • The image of the body “lying by myself quiet / as the light lies on these walls, this bed, these hands,” is almost corpse-like, a body prepared for burial.

    History of a Suicide

  • First of all, the whole scene was just creepy, beginning with the corpse-like assassin telling Catelyn Michelle Fairley, You're not supposed to be here.

    Game of Thrones' Most Chilling Moment: A Dagger in the Night

  • That was just so brutal that when the hell mouth opens up, I was kind of sympathetic with Griffith's choice to sacrific his friends in order to be reborn as the demon lord because it was just HARD to see him as a wasted, corpse-like shadow of his former self.

    Day in the Life of an Idiot

  • And he wears that corpse-like complexion remarkably well.

    Friday list: On the eve of 'Eclipse,' a rundown of vampires who just want to have fun

  • Then, summoning the wild courage of despair, a throng of the revellers at once threw themselves into the black apartment, and, seizing the mummer, whose tall figure stood erect and motionless within the shadow of the ebony clock, gasped in unutterable horror at finding the grave-cerements and corpse-like mask which they handled with so violent a rudeness, untenanted by any tangible form.

    Nevermore

  • And the other benefit of sitting corpse-like is that all the other beasts of the field forget you're there, and you get to watch all sorts of critters going about their lives.

    Sit Down, Shut Up

  • I spackled concealer to hide the dark circles under my eyes and blush to make me less corpse-like.

    Haunted Honeymoon

  • Against a rotting and putrescent corpse-like creature?

    Reeker (2005)

  • Given the current dustup with Georgia and Russia, a truly smashing add might talk about the era in which McCain learned his chops: the world of the (60's?) 70's and 80's - the cold-war mentality - all while showing images of the old and teetering Soviet leaders (Brezhnev, Andropov, Chernenko) walking slowly and stiffly, and sitting there looking corpse-like in front of military parades.

    New Obama Ad Hammers McCain, Blames Spending On Iraq For Poor Economy

  • Nothing says "Congraduations" as well as a corpse-like severed hand atop the cake.

    Celebrating the "Yes" with a bunch of "No"s

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