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mortal enemy
mortal mind
mortal sin
mortal sin/venial sin
mortality rate
mortality table
mortar and pestle
mortar board
mortar fire
mortar ketch

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mor·tal   /ˈmɔrtl/ Show Spelled
[mawr-tl] Show IPA


1. subject to death; having a transitory life: all mortal creatures.
2. of or pertaining to human beings as subject to death; human: this mortal life.
3. belonging to this world.
EXPAND4. deadly or implacable; relentless: a mortal enemy. 5. severe, dire, grievous, or bitter: in mortal fear. 6. causing or liable to cause death; fatal: a mortal wound. 7. to the death: mortal combat. 8. of or pertaining to death: the mortal hour. 9. involving spiritual death ( opposed to venial): mortal sin. 10. long and wearisome. 11. extreme; very great: in a mortal hurry. 12. conceivable; possible: of no mortal value to the owners. COLLAPSE


13. a human being.
14. the condition of being subject to death. .

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1325–75; Middle English < Latin mortālis, equivalent to mort- (stem of mors ) death + -ālis -al1

—Related forms

mor·tal·ly, adverb

non·mor·tal, adjective, noun

non·mor·tal·ly, adverb

post·mor·tal, adjective

post·mor·tal·ly, adverb

EXPANDpre·mor·tal, adjective pre·mor·tal·ly, adverb un·mor·tal, adjective COLLAPSE


6. See fatal. Unabridged

Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2011.

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mortal (ˈmɔːt ə l)

— adj

1. (of living beings, esp human beings) subject to death
2. of or involving life or the world
3. ending in or causing death; fatal: a mortal blow
4. deadly or unrelenting: a mortal enemy
5. of or like the fear of death; dire: mortal terror
6. great or very intense: mortal pain
7. possible: there was no mortal reason to go
8. slang long and tedious: for three mortal hours

— n

9. a mortal being
10. informal a person: a mean mortal
[C14: from Latin mortālis, from mors death]


— adv

Could one correctly use the term "emotionally mortally wounded?"
are a waste of time, fluid and energy
is a wasted emotion
"mortally wounded"
especially at the hands of those most trusted
even if in relation to an emotion
passed and released into another realm---
no longer to exist
Survival can only exist by acknowledging "loss"
as in the loss of an arm or a leg
There are those who have
achieved some type of acclaim
in spite of such a loss
I have no desire for acclaim
or survival
I can only acknowledge "loss"
I can only pray for direction....
"Lord!!!!! How do I even move?"

1 comment:

  1. Humans are so fragile, aren't they?

    And yet in some strange twist, their frailty is their strength.