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Deadly Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0

  • (of a disease) having a rapid course and violent effect
  • causing or capable of causing death; "a fatal accident"; "a deadly enemy"; "mortal combat"; "a mortal illness"
  • of an instrument of certain death; "deadly poisons"; "lethal weapon"; "a lethal injection"
  • exceedingly harmful
  • involving loss of divine grace or spiritual death; "the seven deadly sins"
  • extremely poisonous or injurious; producing venom; "venomous snakes"; "a virulent insect bite"
  • (used as intensives) extremely; "she was madly in love"; "deadly dull"; "deadly earnest"; "deucedly clever"; "insanely jealous"
  • as if produced by death; "deadly pale"; "a deadly paralytic stroke"
  • as if dead

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Deadly Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia

Death is the end of life in an organism. All biological functions of the living thing stop, including the mind and the senses. The usual signal for death is that the heart stops beating and cannot be restarted. This can be caused by many things. All living things have a limited lifespan, and all living things eventually die.

Living things which have died are normally described as being dead. Death of humans is often investigated for the cause, in case of crime (such as murder) or disease that may continue to kill other humans. About 150,000 people die every day around the world. In addition to the physical body, some believe humans also have a soul and believe that the soul can continue without a body (afterlife), move into another body (reincarnation), or cease to exist (annihilationism). Religions have different beliefs about this issue. Many cultures have their own customs and rituals to respect the dead.

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'Deadly' example sentence in quotations

* The female of the species is more deadly than the male. - Rudyard Kipling

* For the Angel of Death spread his wings on the blast,And breathed in the face of the foe as he pass'dAnd the eyes of the sleepers wax'd deadly and chill,And their hearts but once heaved, and for ever grew still - George Gordon Byron

* The whole history of civilization is strewn with creeds and institutions which were invaluable at first, and deadly afterwards. - Walter Bagehot

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Deadly Sample Sentences in News

  • Mosquito that can carry deadly disease found in San Diego
    A kind of mosquito known to spread the deadly dengue hemorrhagic fever has been found in San Diego for the first time. Read more on this news related to 'Deadly'
  • Deadly Route 209 Intersection May Change
    STROUD TOWNSHIP — There have been several deadly crashes along four-lane Route 209 and Schafers Schoolhouse Road in Monroe County. That most recent, just a couple of weeks ago, took the lives of two passengers. On Wednesday, community leaders met with PennDOT to determine exactly what should be done to stop the wrecks. Multiple cars […] Read more on this news related to 'Deadly'
  • Deadly horse disease cases on rise
    Horse breeders and owners are being forced to remove livestock from fields early due to a deadly disease that kills horses within a matter of hours. Read more on this news related to 'Deadly'

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