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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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48) On September 21, 1994, Kaziev, former Deputy Defense Minister Baba Nezerli, former Regiment Commander Arif Pashaev and Talysh Republic deader Alikram Gumbatov escaped from the Azeri National Security Ministry prison.
The age of ideas is deader than a badger caught in a culler's sight.
Time for those such as Darling to accept that the Empire is deader than the dodo and concentrate on home turf.
She's not going to get any deader from me showing you around.
Back home in Pennsylvania, February and March make up the proverbial "dead of winter," and this year has been deader than most; unusually cold and snowy.
With explosives, the closer you are to a device, the deader you are.
The mayor's early retirement deal is deader than Sam Yorty and now Controller Wendy Greuel wields the financial death gong in her hands, warning, rather telling, the city of Los Angeles it will be flat broke in eight months.
For me, the quicker that dude is deader, the sooner I'm less scareder.
Of course, tens of thousands of the people of Iraq are a great deal deader as a result).
THE moon is planet just like the earth only deader.
Their popularity dipped mid-last century, when the more cash-strapped relied on dead creatures in even deader surroundings.
You knew this type of thing didn't last long, give us two years and we would be deader than the Dodo.
His first thriller, Zwarte sneeuw (2003; Black snow) was an immediate success and was followed by Dode lijken (2003; Dead corpses), Rode rozen (2004; Red roses), Doder dan dood (2005; Deader than dead), and the forthcoming Bloter dan bloot (More than naked).
At this rate by 2016 it will be deader than a dinosaur.
The winning rider said: "The ground was a bit deader than I would have liked for her.