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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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Free the Hops' efforts to get stronger beer fell so flat in 2007 that the House gave its annual Shroud Award for the deadest bill.
Ihave never understood why a New Year begins in one of the deadest months of the entire calendar.
I felt like if I could start a company when skating was at one of its deadest states," he says, "then if it takes off again, we've set ourselves up in a position of prominence, and we'd just ride that wave.
The dressing room plot is the deadest of dead weight (even Rivers looks like she's not buying it), and the jostle between Rivers looking for laughs and Rivers looking for understanding throws the piece out of whack.
the part is high amongst the deadest in Shakespeare.
This has to be the deadest I have ever seen it," she said yesterday.
In Washington's case the arc moves from Parson Weems's fabrications about a saintly lad who could not tell a lie to dismissive verdicts about the deadest, whitest male in American history.
After we landed, we climbed up to the top of the island where we set up camp (positioned our chairs), and Machnau and I went to work on the biggest and deadest tree.
But charging Temple Bar prices in the deadest bar in Europe does not seem like a good idea.
though, was the deadest, a quick end to a brief flight
For Americans, Washington poses what Joseph Ellis terms the 'Patriarchal Problem'; although an iconic centre-piece for the nation, his image veers between extremes, either the 'saintly lad who could not tell a lie' from Parson Weems's fables or 'the deadest, whitest male in American history,' responsible for the creation of 'a nation that was imperlialistic, racist, elitist, and patriarchal'.
Although overshadowed by CBS punting "The Reagans" to Showtime, ABC's burial of its own expensive miniseries not just outside sweeps but in the calendar's deadest window is its own kind of head-scratcher.
Now, I had never set eyes on Mark Noll in person until this very afternoon, but that did not stop me from conjuring him weeks ago: There he sat at his desk, head buried in his hands, agonizing about whether to plant so sweeping and daring a title on a book that is mostly about the deadest of the dead white guys--which is to say, any and all theologians of mainline Protestant denominations who had entertained an original thought between the career of Jonathan Edwards and the presidency of Abraham Lincoln.