Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Mortally wounded, or ill with some fatal disease.

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Examples

  • On he ran past an automobile, wrecked and overturned; past another, filled with a gay party whose smiles yet lingered on their death-struck lips; on past crowds and groups of cars, pausing by dead policemen; at 42nd Street he had to detour to Park Avenue to avoid the dead congestion.

    DARKWATER

  •   Though death-struck, still his feeble frame he rears;

    Childe Harold's Pilgrimage

  • She walked deliberately down, while I, overcome, miserable beyond words, or tears, or groans, threw myself on the pavement near — the stiffening form of Idris was before me, the death-struck countenance hushed in eternal repose beneath.

    The Last Man

  • The puzzle that she had begun to try to solve when Rebecca Mary's white, death-struck mother had laid her baby in Aunt Olivia's unaccustomed arms was getting a little more difficult every day.

    Rebecca Mary

  • Humphrey, for many a day; and hither, one sad morning, I brought my poor friend Gray, whom I had discovered languishing somewhere in the Borough, and who was already death-struck through "sleeping out" one night in

    The Idler Magazine, Vol III. May 1893 An Illustrated Monthly

  • For him may mourn who will -- death-struck he falls:

    La Chanson de Roland : Translated from the Seventh Edition of Léon Gautier

  • On he ran past an automobile, wrecked and overturned; past another, filled with a gay party whose smiles yet lingered on their death-struck lips; on past crowds and groups of cars, pausing by dead policemen; at 42nd

    Darkwater Voices from Within the Veil

  • He did not seem to be suffering greatly at the time, but was evidently death-struck and I think fully aware of it.

    Four years under Marse Robert,

  • Mr. Travis [the letter ran], -- I am a death-struck man in consequence of your outrageous treatment of me last evening.

    In Exile and Other Stories

  • As for me, the glimpse I had caught of Maria's death-struck face so rankled in my soul through the long watches of that sleepless night that on the morrow, in anguished contrition, I confessed all that miserable story to Raphael.

    Romance of Roman Villas (The Renaissance)

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