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dead

adjective at rest, bereft of life, breathless, buried, cadaverous, deceased, defunct, demised, departed, deearted this life, deprived of life, destitute of life, devoid of life, dormant, ended, exanimate, expired, extinct, inactive, inert, lifeless, long gone, no longer living, not possessing life, passed away, still, terminated, without a sign of life, without life, without the appearance of life
Associated concepts: dead-born, next of kin, presumed dead, surviving spouse, wrongful death
Foreign phrases: Cadaver nullius in bonis. A dead body is no one's property.

dead

noun corpse, the deceased, decedent, the deeunct, the departed, exanimis, exanimus, fatal casualty, the late, the late lamented
Associated concepts: autopsy, dead-born, dead man's statute, decedent's estates, next of kin, presumed dead, surviving spouse, wrongful death
Foreign phrases: Extra legem positus est civiliter mortuus.He who is placed outside the law is civilly dead.
See also: deceased, defunct, invalid, late, null, obsolete, pedestrian, torpid
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But by no effort of will could he now unfix his gaze from the face of the dead man.
Shall a man cope, single-handed, with so monstrous an alliance as that of night and solitude and silence and the dead,--while an incalculable host of his own ancestors shriek into the ear of his spirit their coward counsel, sing their doleful death-songs in his heart, and disarm his very blood of all its iron?
A strongly defined shadow passed across the face of the dead, left it luminous, passed back upon it and left it half obscured.
A grim smile touched his lips as he withdrew the weapon from the rugs and placed it carefully in the right hand of the dead man, fixing three of the fingers around the grip and the index finger inside the trigger guard.
Mohammed Beyd is dead in his tent--dead by his own hand.
Shouldering his way among them, the Belgian halted beside the dead body of the raider.
Laughing and chattering like the idiot I was fast becoming I fell upon his prostrate form my fingers feeling for his dead throat.
Back into my corner I crouched holding my hands palms out, before me, and stealthily on came the awful eyes until they reached the dead body at my feet.
I do not know whether your son is alive or dead, and it is not right to talk when one does not know.
The fleet descendant of Aeacus knew me and spoke piteously, saying, 'Ulysses, noble son of Laertes, what deed of daring will you undertake next, that you venture down to the house of Hades among us silly dead, who are but the ghosts of them that can labour no more?
I loosed the mat and drew the dead child from the medicines, glancing round fearfully as I did so.
I went again, bearing the mat containing the dead child in my right hand.

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