Definitions

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  • adv. In a mortal manner.
  • adv. Of one who has been wounded, fatally.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a mortal manner; so as to cause death.
  • adv. In the manner of a mortal or of mortal beings.
  • adv. In an extreme degree; to the point of dying or causing death; desperately.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In the manner of a mortal.
  • In such a manner that death must ensue; fatally: as, mortally wounded.
  • Extremely; intensely; grievously.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in such a manner that death ensues (also in reference to hatred, jealousy, fear, etc.)

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Examples

  • They have wounded in all of our men in 3 days skirmish about 8 or 9 men, one or two mortally, which is not half the number that we have killed for them beside wounded ....

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  • His hands were on my shoulders, and he was laughing down on me from his full height, with a kind of mortally-stricken gaiety that drove the knife into my side.

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  • They have wounded in all of our men in 3 days skirmish about 8 or 9, one or two mortally, which is not half the number that we have killed for them besides wounded. "

    The Campaign of 1776 around New York and Brooklyn

  • "With all due respect to his sincerely held if abstractly formed views on this subject, it would be reckless to require the military to carry out a major sociological change, one contrary to the preferences of a large majority of its members, as it fights two wars," wrote the Weekly Standard's Bill Kristol. the support of Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Michael Mullen, conservative fearmongering about the potential effects of repeal have gone into overdrive with suggestions that the policy change would "mortally" damage the all-volunteer military.

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  • However, he has been mortally wounded, so passes it on to Stark.

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  • Then one of them detonated a bomb hidden in the camera, killing himself and mortally wounding Massoud.

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  • You either suck worse than anyone can mortally imagine or you were actually funny or something.

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  • September 13: Battle on the Plains of Abraham; Montcalm and Wolfe both mortally wounded

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  • The Virginians and independents lost thirty killed and seventy wounded, many mortally, out of the fewer than 300 effectives.

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  • She said she found her daughter, who was nicknamed "Chicken," mortally wounded in a fourth-floor hallway.

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