Her new novel about Washington society, mortal Friends was published in July.
Hordes of relatives and political favor seekers were in mortal peril if they arrived to freeload after dark.
Even before Sandy Hook, the mortal Kombat level of violence in movies was starting to feel unbearable.
On the other far end of the spectrum, admittedly, is the idea that our first president might have unsprung the mortal coil.
For, unlike your tombstone or even your mortal coil, your texts may be worth something.
Her love was deathless: how could she know that his was mortal?
Racked with sciatics, martyred with the stone, Will any mortal let himself alone?
The man was reeking with sweat, exhausted and in mortal fear.
And only Gungnir, the spear of Odin, might slay Gulveig, who was not of mortal race.
You will not breathe a word of what I have told you to any mortal, Valentine?
mid-14c., "deadly," also "doomed to die," from Old French mortel "destined to die; deserving of death," from Latin mortalis "subject to death, mortal, of a mortal, human," from mors (genitive mortis) "death," from PIE base *mer- "to die," with derivatives referring to death and human beings" (cf. Sanskrit mrtih "death," martah "mortal man;" Avestan miryeite "dies," Old Persian martiya- "man;" Armenian meranim "die;" Latin mori "to die;" Lithuanian mirtis "mortal man;" Greek brotos "mortal" (hence ambrotos "immortal"); Old Church Slavonic mrutvu "dead;" Old Irish marb, Welsh marw "died;" Old English morþ "murder"). The most widespread Indo-European root for "to die," forming the common word for it except in Greek and Germanic. Watkins says it is "possibly" the same as PIE *mer- "rub, pound, wear away" (see morbid).
"mortal thing or substance," 1520s, from mortal (adj.). Latin mortalis also was used as a noun, "a man, mortal, human being."
mortal mor·tal (môr'tl)
Liable or subject to death.
Causing death; fatal.