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dead

1. mod. quiet and uneventful; boring. The day was totally dead.
2. mod. very tired. I went home from the office, dead as usual.
3. mod. dull; lifeless; flat. This meal is sort of dead because I am out of onions.
4. mod. no longer effective; no longer of any consequence. That guy is dead—out of power.
5. mod. [of an issue] no longer germane; no longer of any importance. Forget it! It’s a dead issue.
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There was no danger that his dead wife would be recognized: those were not days of active inquiry and wide report; and as for the registry of their marriage, that was a long way off, buried in unturned pages, away from every one's interest but his own.
I went again, bearing the mat containing the dead child in my right hand.
Laughing and chattering like the idiot I was fast becoming I fell upon his prostrate form my fingers feeling for his dead throat.
I do not know whether your son is alive or dead, and it is not right to talk when one does not know.
Hurrying to the side of the dead thoat, he searched for traces of the girl he feared had shared the thoat's fate, but nowhere could he discover anything to confirm his fears.
He must find some excuse to delay the finding of Mohammed Beyd's dead body.
That is all--the dead are dead; they cannot harm--or help.
You sit here to do justice between me and this Dead Cat.
Borne backward to the earth, he saw above him the dead and drawn face within a hand's breadth of his own, and then all was black.
Let us go on," said Benassis; "the wail for the dead has begun, that is the name they give to this part of the funeral rites.
We have been in the earth where all the dead are, but Kay was not there.
When we return in the morning, we hope you'll be polite enough to let us find you dead and gone and with your mouth wide open.
Since reaching the dead shadow, a thick cloud had covered the moon and darkened the night, so that we were unable to make out the features.
For when the dead-leaf butterfly is in danger, it clings to the side of a twig, and what it says to its foe is practically this: "I am not a butterfly, I am a dead leaf, and can be of no use to thee.
But it was in my mind, then, as I looked, how it would be with me when I was dead.
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