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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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One problem with law schools is that they teach students to write like lawyers by asking them to read old cases by dead judges who learned to write by copying older, deader judges.
ITV's defibrillator Simon Cowell (without him the channel would be even deader on it's a**e than it already is) must have more tricks up his sleeves to keep things moving.
So far so good, but then Foster argues that Marinetti suggests that "the best protection against mass death is to be deader than dead" (15).
To reassure general election voters, however, he declared more than once during the debates that he would not allow Iran to possess nuclear weapons, period, and promised repeatedly that unlike the wimpy Bush he would kill Osama bin Laden deader than a mackerel even if it meant ignoring Pakistani sovereignty.
As if to balance the 'still mooing' meat, the vegetables that accompanied it were deader than dead; soggy and suspiciously like those you get in a frozen packet.
He claims that the national mobilizations of World War II and the Cold War left the traditional republic of checks and balances deader than a doornail.
Today, that little world is deader than a doornail.
She was hugging Papa who'd just keeled over, deader than a doornail, coffee cup still in his hand.
NEW Zealand managed a 45-26 victory over South Africa in Pretoria last week having already sealed the Tri-Nations title the previous week, and the rubber is even deader as the sides meet again today.
The 9/11 terror bubble is deader than parachute pants.
Bush, the notions that some people might be too dangerous or unstable to trust with a firearm or that assault weapons do not belong in civilized society are deader than a wild turkey in hunting season.
Hormonal activity notwithstanding, they're deader even than the broken bodies who turn them on, commodity--culture zombies too bored and disaffected even to bother dying first.