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deadly

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True love grows by sacrifice and the more thoroughly the soul rejects natural satisfaction the stronger and more detached its tenderness becomes.
St. Theresa of Lisieux
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English

Etymology

Old English dēadlīċ (adj.), dēadlīċe (adv.).

Pronunciation

Adjective

deadly (comparative deadli, superlative er)

Positive
deadly

Comparative
deadli

Superlative
er

  1. lethal
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) very accurate (of aiming with a bow, firearm, etc.)
  3. (informal) very boring
  4. (Australian Aboriginal English) excellent, awesome, cool

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Adverb

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Positive
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Comparative
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  1. (obsolete) Fatally, mortally.
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, Folio Society 2006, p. 16:
      perceiving himselfe deadly wounded by a shot received in his body, being by his men perswaded to come off and retire himselfe from out the throng, answered, he would not now so neere his end, begin to turn his face from his enemie
  2. In a way which suggests death.
    Her face suddenly became deadly white.

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