a dead body, usually of a human being.
something no longer useful or viable: rusting corpses of old cars.
Obsolete. a human or animal body, whether alive or dead.
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How to use corpse in a sentence
But as it takes away the safety net, their corpses wind up in fishing nets.
Humanitarian organizations were denied entry to Khuzaa, leaving medics unable to tend the wounded or collect corpses.
Sonderkommandofuhrer Szmuel heads a Jewish crew chosen to help with the killing and the corpses.
He also displayed their corpses stomach down and the head placed on the center of the back.
According to reports at the time, their charred corpses were discovered two months later.Caught: Female Assassin Who Allegedly Murdered Five American Nuns | Barbie Latza Nadeau | September 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Passing a bungalow that was blazing furiously, he saw in the compound the corpses of two women.The Red Year | Louis Tracy
In each case the tiny detachment discovered blackened walls and unburied corpses.The Red Year | Louis Tracy
Two-thirds of each Battalion were sound asleep in pools of mud and water—like corpses half buried!Gallipoli Diary, Volume I | Ian Hamilton
They fed me the corpses for a month, and I flung them out on my sand-bars, but their work went forward!Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II | Rudyard Kipling
A many many beautiful corpses she laid out, as nice and neat as wax-work.Oliver Twist, Vol. II (of 3) | Charles Dickens
British Dictionary definitions for corpse
a dead body, esp of a human being; cadaver
theatre slang to laugh or cause to laugh involuntarily or inopportunely while on stage
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