Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- adj. archaic Full of death or slaughter.
- adj. archaic Liable to undergo death.
- adj. Resembling death.
GNU Webster's 1913
- death + -ful (Wiktionary)
“Sadly, although they share the longevity of REM, U2 have continued to push the envelope in terms of songs and sound whereas REM seem to have gotten lost in some kind of deathful suburban culdesac and stayed there which is a shame since both started out with the same amount of potential.”
“The third is a corrugated curiosity: George Cukor's 1936 "Romeo and Juliet," with Leslie Howard and Norma Shearer as stiff, overage stand-ins for the deathless though deathful young lovers.”
“But kept his standing still, till that a deathful dart”
“Such their dread strength, and such their deathful view.”
“Each favourite fowl he pounced with deathful sway,”
“He hadn't known Evoe was still alive then, and he was in a deathful mood.”
“Jacob's body was on a narrow, disordered bed, and in the state of its deliverance: its eyes were aghast and its hands were clenched in deathful pangs.”
“Simple and innocent vulgarity is merely an untrained and undeveloped bluntness of body and mind; but in true inbred vulgarity, there is a deathful callousness, which, in extremity, becomes capable of every sort of bestial habit and crime, without fear, without pleasure, without horror, and without pity.”
“Where deathful strife was calling, and sworded files were closed”
“While sire-robb'd infants mourn the deathful rage,”
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