more dead than alive
Exhausted, in poor condition, as in By the time I got off that mountain I was more dead than alive. This idiom may be used either hyperbolically or literally. [c. 1900]
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As an example of good science-and-society policymaking, the history of fluoride may be more of a cautionary tale.
For more than a century, Americans have been fretting about these sorts of ghosts.
But if Democrats are faced with the reality of a glut of qualified candidates, Republicans are assembling more of a fantasy team.
But since those rosy scenarios were first floated, the California political scene has grown more crowded.
If anything the work the two cops and the maintenance guy were doing deserves more respect and probably helped a lot more people.
Madame Ratignolle, more careful of her complexion, had twined a gauze veil about her head.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
I waited three months more, in great impatience, then sent him back to the same post, to see if there might be a reply.The Boarded-Up House|Augusta Huiell Seaman
Bernard stood there face to face with Mrs. Vivian, whose eyes seemed to plead with him more than ever.Confidence|Henry James
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
On the thirteenth of the same month they bound to the stake, in order to burn alive, a man who had two religious in his house.