no longer alive but animated by a supernatural force, as a vampire or zombie.
undead beings collectively.
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How to use undead in a sentence
In popular culture and fantasy genre, we are accustomed to depictions of undead, dragons, elves, and dwarves.
These poor creatures are not undead monsters out to eat brains.
Nevertheless, viral moments can be reanimated with just the slightest touch of attention, becoming an undead trend ambling through Facebook news feeds and panicked parent groups.The porcelain challenge didn’t need to be real to get views | Abby Ohlheiser | October 5, 2022 | MIT Technology Review
The new installment, arriving seven years after the original, still focuses on leaping across rooftops and evading the undead.
Many subscription businesses have fought the war against the undead — their churn risks — with traditional tactics, such as discounts for resubscription, free tote bags or gifts, refer-a-friend bonuses and so on.How to bring ‘zombie subscribers’ back to life and reduce churn | Zephr | September 14, 2021 | Digiday
Meanwhile, Only Lovers Left Alive uses the city as a character as undead and ghostly as its human leads.Can Hollywood Rejuvenate Detroit and America’s Bankrupt Cities? | David Levesley | May 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
With a force as essentially repetitive as the undead, changing locations (and plots) gives the show life.What ‘The Walking Dead’ Can Learn From ‘World War Z’ | Melissa Leon | February 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
While Maggie, Daryl, Sasha and the others frantically chip away at the undead swarm, Rick hesitates.The Walking Dead ‘Infected’ Recap: There Will Be Exploding Faces | Melissa Leon | October 21, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
His centuries-old lover, Eve (Tilda Swinton), lives out in Tangiers, and has a more positive outlook on the undead life.Tom Hiddleston On His Rocker-Vampire in ‘Only Lovers Left Alive,’ ‘Thor 2,’ and ‘Avengers 2’ | Marlow Stern | September 7, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
For the most part, undead Canadians reject the violent methods of the more militant zombies.
Give them outsized, bat-adorned tools and get them to play at construction activity in thumpy, undead pantomime.Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom | Cory Doctorow
They seemed to watch her with the awful patience of the undead.Shadows in the Moonlight | Robert E. Howard
If those undead things materialized while he lay among them!
If I followed those undead things, they might capture me, but it seemed worse to stay there in that dreadful dark.
Usually some of our captives live from full moon to full moon before they become like those of the galley—the undead.
British Dictionary definitions for undead
(of a fictional being, such as a vampire) technically dead but reanimated
(as collective noun; preceded by the): the undead
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