Even in the case of violent demonstrations, lethal force may be used only “when strictly unavoidable in order to protect life.”
Gruelle's story highlights the overlooked fact that leaving an abusive relationship can be lethal.
How Wisconsin police discovered the lethal flaw before it became a national scandal.
The results: Even moderate MDMA doses in conditions that mimic hot, crowded, social settings could be lethal to rats.
Then she and Gov. David Paterson engaged in a lethal duel of a thousand cuts by leak.
Often in lethal strife of war Mavors, or swift Triton's queen, or the Rhamnusian virgin, in person did exhort armed bodies of men.
It was almost as if he had emerged from the lethal presence of the fumigator itself.
He twisted the dial of the Stoltz to 'lethal' and to 'max area.'
History is full of cruel tragedies caused by the lethal sex.
If only he could burn them through and free himself and the professor before any of the pigmies re-entered that lethal chamber!
1580s, from Late Latin lethalis, alteration of Latin letalis "deadly, fatal," from letum "death," of uncertain origin. Form altered in Late Latin by association with lethe hydor "water of oblivion" in Hades in Greek mythology, from Greek lethe "forgetfulness."
lethal le·thal (lē'thəl)
Capable of causing death.
Of, relating to, or causing death.