- deadly nightshade,
- deadly sins
Origin of deadline
Examples from the Web for deadline
It was Dec. 20, 1991, the deadline for the New Hampshire primary.Mario Cuomo, a Frustrating Hero to Democrats, Is Dead at 82|Eleanor Clift|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But probably because we co-edited the Deadline Artists anthologies with our friend Jesse Angelo, we feel a fidelity to the form.
Conservatives have made clear they want Republican leaders to use the December deadline to confront the president on immigration.
I love the quote that Sharon Klein gave in the release on Deadline.The Good Wife’s Secret Weapon: Matt Czuchry on Cary Agos’s Terrible, Horrible Year|Kevin Fallon|October 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The deadline set for the commission to report its findings is March 2015.U.N. Gaza Investigator: 'Anti-Israel' Label Is a 'Slur'|Gideon Resnick|August 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It had to be delivered exactly one week before the deadline that had been set by the receivers for closing the plant.Nine Men in Time|Noel Miller Loomis
Now, the others have set a time limit, and the deadline is very close.Shock Treatment|Stanley Mullen
And let's remember our deadline is October 1st, not Christmas.
As a result of our efforts in 1978, the Equal Rights Amendment's deadline for ratification was extended for three years.
It seemed as if we had shipped all the human dregs of the San Francisco deadline.The Trail of '98|Robert W. Service
"time limit," 1920, American English newspaper jargon, from dead (adj.) + line (n.). Perhaps influenced by earlier use (1864) to mean the "do-not-cross" line in Civil War prisons, which figured in the Wirz trial.
And he, the said Wirz, still wickedly pursuing his evil purpose, did establish and cause to be designated within the prison enclosure containing said prisoners a "dead line," being a line around the inner face of the stockade or wall enclosing said prison and about twenty feet distant from and within said stockade; and so established said dead line, which was in many places an imaginary line, in many other places marked by insecure and shifting strips of [boards nailed] upon the tops of small and insecure stakes or posts, he, the said Wirz, instructed the prison guard stationed around the top of said stockade to fire upon and kill any of the prisoners aforesaid who might touch, fall upon, pass over or under [or] across the said "dead line" .... ["Trial of Henry Wirz," Report of the Secretary of War, Oct. 31, 1865]