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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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Early the next morning a fatigue-party, commanded by a captain and accompanied by a surgeon, searched the ground for dead and wounded.
The only other weapon discovered was an undischarged revolver in the dead officer's belt.
The dead do not wish to be moved--it protested with a faint, sickening odor.
This, and Allah, are our witnesses," and they pointed to a revolver in the dead man's hand.
Werper himself wrapped the blankets of the dead man about the corpse, taking care to fold inward the scorched and bullet-torn fabric that had muffled the report of the weapon he had fired the night before.
With Achmet Zek and Mohammed Beyd both dead, the raiders were without a leader, and after a brief conference they decided to return into the north on visits to the various tribes to which they belonged, Werper, after learning the direction they intended taking, announced that for his part, he was going east to the coast, and as they knew of nothing he possessed which any of them coveted, they signified their willingness that he should go his way.
As for you, Achilles, no one was ever yet so fortunate as you have been, nor ever will be, for you were adored by all us Argives as long as you were alive, and now that you are here you are a great prince among the dead.
Say not a word,' he answered, 'in death's favour; I would rather be a paid servant in a poor man's house and be above ground than king of kings among the dead.
The ghosts of other dead men stood near me and told me each his own melancholy tale; but that of Ajax son of Telamon alone held aloof--still angry with me for having won the cause in our dispute about the armour of Achilles.
97} only that there were still others among the dead whom I desired to see.
Then I saw Minos son of Jove with his golden sceptre in his hand sitting in judgement on the dead, and the ghosts were gathered sitting and standing round him in the spacious house of Hades, to learn his sentences upon them.
On this Hercules went down again into the house of Hades, but I stayed where I was in case some other of the mighty dead should come to me.
Here is that which the king seeks," and I showed them the dead child.
Inside were the brown leaves and roots of medicine; beneath them was the senseless bade wrapped in dead moss.
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