- morse, samuel f. b.,
- morse, samuel finley breese,
- mortal mind,
- mortal sin,
- mortal sin/venial sin,
- mortality rate
Origin of mortal
Examples from the Web for mortally
Less than 30 minutes after the firefight started, commandos entered the compound and found the mortally wounded hostages.
But privately, according to Trierweiler, Hollande slithered back and attempted to rekindle the mortally wounded relationship.Hell Hath No Fury Like Valerie Trierweiler, the French President’s Ex|Lizzie Crocker|November 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was leading the way to the opposite corner when he was mortally wounded by a sniper.Why Was My Son Killed in Fallujah—and His Murderer Set Free?|Michael Daly|January 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Except that Gradus misses Kinbote and mortally wounds Shade.Pale Fire and the Cold War: Redefining Vladimir Nabokov’s Masterpiece|Michael Weiss|October 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Wortham had survived a combat tour in Iraq only to be mortally wounded while challenging a thief in front of his own house.‘Safe Passage’ Signs Are a Signal That Chicago Has Surrendered|Michael Daly|August 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
General Armistead was mortally wounded, and nearly all the other officers of the division were either killed or wounded.Battles of the Civil War|Thomas Elbert Vineyard
The courier was mortally offended, and sulked all the afternoon.Nasby in Exile|David R. Locke
They mortally wounded one of our men and in the dusk escaped.With Rimington|L. March Phillipps
When a retreat was ordered Jasper was mortally wounded while in the act of rescuing this standard from the enemy.Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution|L. Carroll Judson
In the first of these skirmishes, Major Greene, a fine Virginia officer, was mortally wounded.The Campaign of 1776 around New York and Brooklyn|Henry P. Johnston
Word Origin for mortal
mid-14c., "deadly," also "doomed to die," from Old French mortel "destined to die; deserving of death," from Latin mortalis "subject to death, mortal, of a mortal, human," from mors (genitive mortis) "death," from PIE base *mer- "to die," with derivatives referring to death and human beings" (cf. Sanskrit mrtih "death," martah "mortal man;" Avestan miryeite "dies," Old Persian martiya- "man;" Armenian meranim "die;" Latin mori "to die;" Lithuanian mirtis "mortal man;" Greek brotos "mortal" (hence ambrotos "immortal"); Old Church Slavonic mrutvu "dead;" Old Irish marb, Welsh marw "died;" Old English morþ "murder"). The most widespread Indo-European root for "to die," forming the common word for it except in Greek and Germanic. Watkins says it is "possibly" the same as PIE *mer- "rub, pound, wear away" (see morbid).
"mortal thing or substance," 1520s, from mortal (adj.). Latin mortalis also was used as a noun, "a man, mortal, human being."