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Adjective
No longer alive
“My father is long dead and his death set me free, so it bothers me that he and his problem can still affect my adult life.”
Adjective
Lacking emotion, sympathy, or sensitivity
“He felt dead and dull inside, like an electric toy with the batteries removed.”
Adjective
Depleted in strength, energy, or freshness
“He is fluent in ancient Hebrew and other dead languages.”
Adjective
Complete or absolute
“The room fell into dead silence as it was clear no one had the money to upstage his bid.”
Adjective
Facing certain defeat, disaster, or death
“I did finally find a link that connected to the same dead server I had been trying to access.”
Adjective
Producing inferior or only a small amount of vegetation
“… the dead wastes of the far country to the west.”
Adjective
Lacking in gaiety, movement, or animation
“They were still in the city centre and at this time of the evening every building looked empty and dead to Alexa's desperately searching eyes.”
Adjective
Devoid of living things
Adjective
“Have you ever woken up with a dead arm?”
Adjective
“His old affection for Alison was not quite dead.”
Adjective
“Bill is a dead shot with a rifle or revolver.”
Adverb
Straight; directly
“She was always scared of looking at people dead in the eye.”
Adverb
Extremely
“It's got the longest, thinnest legs I've seen on a bird the size of say, a large gull, with a dead straight beak.”
Adverb
Very
“So I have been feeling dead miserable, and just grateful that bubby has decided to stay put and not subject me to labour quite yet.”
Noun
The state of being dead
“… it's impossible to raise someone from the dead.”
Noun
A period during which coldness or darkness is most intense
“In the dead of night.”
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