Origin of deathly
Examples from the Web for deathly
I am fortunate that I have never been deathly ill, but whenever I have the stomach flu, I most certainly feel like I am dying.
Part Grim Reaper, part angel, this deathly saint had few followers, and they mostly worshipped in private.America’s Fastest Growing Death Holiday Is From Mexico|Michael Schulson|November 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Their network of super-elite inbreeding and strategic couplings had united the West in a deathly embrace.
Sure, there's that fringe group of weirdos who are deathly afraid of clowns.'American Idol' Premiere Review: The Clown Show Is Back and We Love It|Kevin Fallon|January 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Hideo Nakata, the world famous Japanese horror film director is deathly afraid of one thing: dark waters.
A deathly faintness was upon him, and through it he spoke distinctly—again of mercy.Golden Stories|Various
The girl flew to him, took the head upon her shoulder, caressed the deathly face, warmed the mouth with her own.
Then a fierce sneer flitted across her deathly pale face, and her dark eyes flashed still more.Henry VIII And His Court|Louise Muhlbach
Johnny sat there deathly pale, his eyes fairly popping out of his head and his whole body shaking like a poplar leaf.Twenty Years of Hus'ling|J. P. Johnston
His unearthly murmurings are still falling with deathly emphasis on my soul!Recollections of Windsor Prison;|John Reynolds.
Old English deaþlic "mortal" (see death). Meaning "deadly" is from late 12c.; that of "death-like" is from 1560s.