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[deth-fuh l] /ˈdɛθ fəl/
deadly; fatal.
resembling death; deathlike.
Origin of deathful
First recorded in 1200-50, deathful is from the Middle English word deethful. See death, -ful Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • And what we found was not horrible nor deathful, but bright, promising, scented like first fruits.

    1492 Mary Johnston
  • You are not an artist by reproving nature into deathful sameness, but by animating your copy of her into vital variation.

    Val d'Arno John Ruskin
  • When a boy reads of the Desert of Sahara, he pictures it as terrible and deathful.

  • Wherefore hath untimely sorrow like a darksome cloud above, Cast its pale and deathful shadow on the children of my love?

    Maha-bharata Anonymous
  • But bold Krishna drove his chariot, whispered unto him his plan, Arjun placed the young Sikhandin in the deathful battle's van!

    Maha-bharata Anonymous
  • Dawned a day of mighty slaughter and of dread and deathful war, Ancient Bhishma, in his anger drove once more his sounding car!

    Maha-bharata Anonymous
  • Kurus knew the vow of Arjun, heard the sankha's deathful blare, As it rose above the red field, thrilled the startled morning air!

    Maha-bharata Anonymous
  • Shall Duryodhan like a recreant now avoid the deathful strife, After all his bravest warriors have in war surrendered life?

    Maha-bharata Anonymous
  • Didst thou hide the birth and lineage of that chief of deathful ire, As a man in folds of garments seeks to hide the flaming fire?

    Maha-bharata Anonymous

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