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  • adv. Used other than as an idiom: See to ("used to indicate result of action"), death.
  • adv. To a great degree; to the greatest degree possible, to excess.


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  • Constance and Harris Nash were found bludgeoned to death aboard their boat, anchored in Ogunquit Harbor.


  • It was at any rate recognized that this "fictitious person", or "group-person", was not subject to death like the individuals of which it was composed, and on the other hand that it could not be called into existence by private agreement.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • The prisoners were enclosed in the former which was lighted only by narrow loopholes, and, if they were condemned to death, they were thrown into the dungeon through an opening in its roof, to be strangled like Cataline's accomplices or starve to death like Jugurtha.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • What was unfolding inside her body was petrifying; it was as if she were being suffocated to death by her own blood cells.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • The man at whom Marilyn Hyde had simply looked for a second too long and who had, it was believed, bled her to death for his own pleasure, had returned to the hidden place from which he came.

    The Killing Kind

  • It was well known in Italy, and from the thirteenth century onward it was the privilege of the nobility to be put to death by a machine of this kind, which was called mannaia.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • Saragossa, Vincent, Fructuosus with Augurius and Eulogius, Quirinus of Siscia, the martyrs of Calahorra put to death on the site of the baptistery, Cassianus of the Forum Cornelium, Romanus, Hippolytus,

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • This law contained provisions as to death or fire caused by dolus malus (evil fraud) and against persons going about armed with the intention of killing or thieving.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • As I mentioned earlier, during the last days of the war, I saw an Army Signal Corps film with searing images of German villagers being taken to death camps near their homes.

    An American Life

  • Subsequently, I learned Ambassador Spasowski had been condemned to death by the generals who ruled Poland.

    An American Life


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