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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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I'm very much of the stiff upper lip school of emotional deadness, so a single tear is about all I can tolerate from a man in public.
As a counter to this inevitable deadness, poetry and prayer begin to wedge open the door of the heart.
The doe lay dead: she lent her deadness to the morning, that the morning might have weight, that our waiting might matter: be upheld by significance by the treasonous gold-leaved passage of season, and you from me / child / from me / (Kelly 1995, 38)
a person] paralyzed with psychic deadness and a loss of meaning, alienated, estranged, facing the annihilation of identity with aliveness (p.
With the new opera house, the COC is hoping to make a leap from the deadness of the Hummingbird to a sonic environment that's second to none.
Though that's not the reason, I just love the feeling of everything coming back to life after the deadness of winter.
I o All-went in and there was a deadness about it, a casualness and I just said it's like we're waiting for it to happen, something needs to be said.
Perhaps this occurs because cinema itself is a partial object of the undead libido of reproducibility that gestures to the stage, a manifestation of its deadness.
6) This sense of entropic suburban deadness became the subject of Jamie's Goat, 2000, in which he revisited his hometown dressed as Dracula in the company of various witnesses, one of whom duly noted, "Every house in the street of his old neighborhood looked the same.
2) Thus, when she is described as having 'half-wished to be broken into the deadness of habit like most of the rest' (my italics), Elizabeth seems to be seeking a kind of Beckettian insulation.
29) Even the General Baptists acknowledged the "low & languishing State & Condition" of their congregations that appeared to have "much Deadness & Indifference in Spiritually things.
There is so much corruption, so much deadness, so much hypocrisy, so much infidelity, when a dogmatic religion is imposed on a nation by law, that I like freedom better.
Dust billowed from the barren ground as I hiked, and a feeling of deadness permeated the area.
The child's elders, like his mother, Rabbi Binder, and the janitor Yaakov Blotnik, are little more than shells of the human beings they were before the war, relics or ghosts of their former selves, and a certain deadness and mustiness pervades them.
The deadness radiated from her, like cold coming office.