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defunct

adjective abrogated, all gone, all over with, annulled, cancelled, dead, deceased, demised, departed, devoid of life, ended, exanimate, expired, extinct, finished, gone, gone out of existence, inactive, inefficacious, inoperative, no longer living, no more, not endowed with life, not existing, not in action, not in force, obsolete, out of fashion, passed away, past, perished, terminated, unknown, unobserved, unused, vanished, void, without life
Associated concepts: defunct business, defunct corporation
See also: dead, deceased, invalid, lifeless, null, null and void, outdated

DEFUNCT. A term used for one that is deceased or dead. In some acts of assembly in Pennsylvania, such deceased person is called a decedent. (q.v.)

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She set up a manservant, and put him in livery of brown cloth with red pipins, she renewed parts of her furniture, hung new papers on the walls, adorned her salon with plants and flowers, always fresh, and crowded it with knick-knacks that were then in vogue; then she, who had always shown scruples as to her personal expenses, did not hesitate to put her dress in keeping with the rank to which she aspired, the profits of which were discounted in several of the shops where she equipped herself for war.
As usual, the tradition must be largely discounted.
I took it for granted that I should be a great man, because there was the power of becoming one within me; so I discounted all my future glory, without giving a thought to the patience required for the conception of a great work, nor of the execution, in the course of which all the difficulties of the task appear.