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mortal

 [mor´t'l]
1. destined to die.
2. fatal.

mor·tal

(mōr'tăl),
1. Pertaining to or causing death.
2. Destined to die.
[L. mortalis, fr. mors, death]

mortal

/mor·tal/ (mor´t'l)
1. subject to death, or destined to die.
2. fatal.

mortal

Etymology: L, mortalis, perishable
1 subject to death.
2 causing death.

mor·tal

(mōr'tăl)
1. Pertaining to or causing death.
2. Destined to die.
[L. mortalis, fr. mors, death]

mortal

1. destined to die.
2. causing or terminating in death; fatal.
References in classic literature ?
Horse and man went to the ground; yet the situation of the Knight of the Fetterlock continued very precarious, as he was pressed close by several men completely armed, and began to be fatigued by the violent exertions necessary to defend himself on so many points at nearly the same moment, when a grey-goose shaft suddenly stretched on the earth one of the most formidable of his assailants, and a band of yeomen broke forth from the glade, headed by Locksley and the jovial Friar, who, taking ready and effectual part in the fray, soon disposed of the ruffians, all of whom lay on the spot dead or mortally wounded.
Clearly this sinner is mortally wounded, as he vomits blood from the mouth;" but considering the matter a little more closely he perceived by the colour, taste, and smell, that it was not blood but the balsam from the flask which he had seen him drink; and he was taken with such a loathing that his stomach turned, and he vomited up his inside over his very master, and both were left in a precious state.
Philippe fortunately was not touched, but Bichette, mortally wounded, was struggling in the throes of death.
Twenty Sioux had fallen mortally wounded to the ground, and the wheels crushed those who fell upon the rails as if they had been worms.
Bonaparte," continued the baron, "is mortally wearied, and passes whole days in watching his miners at work at Porto-Longone.
But, as he mortally feared these shafts, it became impossible for him to invent a tale he felt he could trust.
She was now connected by bonds of a political nature with the Prince de Marsillac, the eldest son of the old Duc de Rochefoucauld, whom she was trying to inspire with an enmity toward the Duc de Conde, her brother-in-law, whom she now hated mortally.
But I must not omit to mention that, when the Eng- lish general was mortally wounded and his army routed, the remains of it were preserved by the skill and valor of George Washington.
Vanderburgh's horse fell, mortally wounded by the first discharge.
One fell in the attempt, and was instantly despatched; another received a death-blow in the back as he was descending; a third, Stephen Weekes, the armorer, was mortally wounded as he was getting down the hatchway.
A few days later he was out with Manuel on what should have been forty-fathom bottom, but the whole length of the roding ran out, and still the anchor found nothing, and Harvey grew mortally afraid, for that his last touch with earth was lost.
I moved along the passage between the dead wall and the black-and- white marble elevation of the staircase with hushed footsteps, as though there had been a mortally sick person somewhere in the house.