newly dead

newly dead

A term of art referring to the body of a recently deceased person.
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He did not resist, but we saw that he dragged his limbs as though they were paralysed, and that his fingers, from which the spear had fallen, were limp like those of a man newly dead.
When a shooting occurs, advocates for and against gun control unleash prepared rapid-response media blitzes that reinforce their supporters' existing beliefs, but fail to persuade opponents in what has become a ritualised dance around the graves of the newly dead. It's as though as a society Americans have tacitly agreed to live their daily lives under the gun, despite wide popular political support for steps such as universal background checks and red flag laws allowing the confiscation of weapons from people believed by those closest to them to be a risk to themselves or others.
But as she is set to leave Earth, she meets the new tenant of her soon-to-be-empty room: Manolo (Eddie Garcia), her ex-boyfriend from years back, now newly dead. The two get a second chance to know each other, and as they recount the stories of their lives, they can't help but wonder if there's room for love after death.
Calver's latest project is a newly published graphic novel called "Limbo Lounge," where newly dead people in Limbo await their fate at a bar while surrounded by bored interlopers from hell.
The entrance hall of the emergency area at BVH is not unlike a scene of catastrophe of almost biblical proportions, complete with the newly dead being threaded through the milling crowds.
So, when his newly dead body is found a year after her release, it becomes apparent nothing is as it seems.
THE doctor who plans to do the first head transplant said yesterday he will carry out "Frankenstein" experiments on the corpses of the newly dead.
It is a halfway house where the newly dead are welcomed by relatives who have gone to the other side before him, to review the life he has led and plan his return to earth with less emotional and intellectual baggage.
But Antoine Volodine's newly dead all manage to screw up their chances at enlightenment, and those still on Earth who are entrusted with reciting from the book to help them on their way might just as well be reading from a Tibetan cookbook for all the help that they provide.
I hadn't heard it said quite so succinctly or with such eloquence; and here, with the newly dead, it rang so true.
In the final installment of the Shadowlands series, all is not well on Juniper Landing, a place the newly dead travel through to resolve their former issues on earth.