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Mortality, 1) subjection to death, necessity of dying: “since brass, nor stone, nor earth, nor boundless sea, but sad m. o'ersways their power,” Sonn. 65, 2. “he was skilful enough to have lived still, if knowledge could be set up against m.” All's I, 1, 35. two Talbots, winged through the lither sky, in thy (death's) “despite shall 'scape m.” H6A IV, 7, 22. “it smells of m.” Lr. IV, 6, 136. “taught my frail m. to know itself,” Per. I, 1, 42.
2) human life; life: “showing life's triumph in the map of death, and death's dim look in life's m.” Lucr. 403 (== in mortal, human life). “no might nor greatness in m. can censure 'scape,” Meas. III, 2, 196. “his pure brain . . . doth by the idle comments that it makes foretell the ending of m.” John V, 7, 5. “the swords that make such waste in brief m.” H5 I, 2, 28. “there's nothing serious in m.” Mcb. II, 3, 98. “what m. is!” Cymb. IV, 1, 16. “lest this great sea of joys rushing upon me o'erbear the shores of my m. and drown me with their sweetness,” Per. V, 1, 195.
3) death: “m. and mercy in Vienna live in thy tongue and heart,” Meas. I, 1, 45. “insensible of m.” IV, 2, 152. “we cannot hold --'s strong hand,” John IV, 2, 82. “here on my knee I beg m., rather than life preserved with infamy,” H6A IV, 5, 32.
4) deadliness: “that being dead, like to the bullet's grazing, break out into a second course of mischief, killing in relapse of m.” H5 IV, 3, 107.
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