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Deadly, adj. 1) belonging or relating to death, like death: “a d. groan,” Ven. 1044. H6C II, 6, 43. “pale and d. looks,” Err. IV, 4, 96. “d. divorce step between me and you,” All's V, 3, 319. “with such a suffering, such a d. life,” Tw. I, 5, 284. d. night (== death) H6A II, 4, 127. “all's cheerless, dark and d.” Lr. V, 3, 290. a d. deed == a deed of death: Lucr. 1730. Tit. V, 3, 66.
2) causing death, mortal: “d. bullet,” Ven. 461. “cares,” Lucr. 1593. “banishment,” Gentl. III, 1, 173. “doom,” Gentl. III, 1, 173 “poisons,” Err. V, 70. Cymb. I, 5, 10. “sickness,” Shr. IV, 3, 14. “thy assailant is quick, skilful and d.” Tw. III, 4, 246. “d. bloodshed,” John IV, 3, 55. “wounds,” H4A I, 3, 109. H6C II, 6, 27. “quarrel,” H6C II, 5, 91. “stroke,” R3 I, 2, 178. “eye,” I, 3, 225. “web,” I, 3, 225 “venom,” IV, 1, 62. “holes,” V, 3, 125. “theme,” Troil. IV, 5, 181. “time,” V, 2, 39. “point,” Rom. III, 1, 165. III, 3, 103. “grief,” Mcb. IV, 3, 215. “use,” Lr. IV, 2, 36. “breach,” Oth. I, 3, 136. “sorrow,” Ant. I, 2, 75.
3) aiming to kill, implacable: “d. enmity,” Lucr. 503. Tit. V, 1, 131. “enemies,” Lucr. 674. “hate,” R2 II, 2, 131. III, 2, 136. H6B III, 2, 314. R3 I, 1, 35.
4) wicked, flagitious, detestable: “d. sin,” LLL II, 105. Rom. III, 3, 24. “the d. seven sins,” Meas. III, 1, 111. “this d. blot in thy digressing son,” R2 V, 3, 66. “this is the d. spite that angers me,” H4A III, 1, 192. “O d. gall,” Troil. IV, 5, 30.
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