Directly or straight in front of one, as in There's the house, dead ahead. The use of dead in the sense of “straight” dates from the last quarter of the 1800s.
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In secret, before the referendum, the council went ahead and fluoridated the water anyway.
The cartoonist, better known as Charb, was shot dead Wednesday.
Bush busy engaging constituents on both sides of the same-sex marriage debate ahead of the 2004 presidential election.
A policewoman was shot dead this morning while law enforcement searched for the Charlie Lebdo killers.
Absent a body, no one can say with absolute certainty whether Castro is dead, even if all signs point in that direction.
A little boy of four was moved to passionate grief at the sight of a dead dog taken from a pond.Children's Ways|James Sully
Suddenly, however, he became aware of a small black spot far ahead in the very middle of the unencumbered track.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
The thought seemed to produce the dreaded object, for next moment a large hummock appeared right ahead.The Giant of the North|R.M. Ballantyne
When he plays a sonata it is as if the composition rose from the dead and stood transfigured before you.
To-day I'm more dead than alive, as we had a lesson from him yesterday that lasted four hours.