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Definition of Mortal


  1. Subject to death; destined to die; as, man is mortal.
  2. Destructive to life; causing or occasioning death; terminating life; exposing to or deserving death; deadly; as, a mortal wound; a mortal sin.
  3. Fatally vulnerable; vital.
  4. Of or pertaining to the time of death.
  5. Affecting as if with power to kill; deathly.
  6. Human; belonging to man, who is mortal; as, mortal wit or knowledge; mortal power.
  7. Very painful or tedious; wearisome; as, a sermon lasting two mortal hours.
  8. A being subject to death; a human being; man.

Mortal Quotations

Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.
Edgar Allan Poe

The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty, and all forms of human life.
John F. Kennedy

We are all mortal until the first kiss and the second glass of wine.
Eduardo Galeano

Under the pressure of the cares and sorrows of our mortal condition, men have at all times, and in all countries, called in some physical aid to their moral consolations - wine, beer, opium, brandy, or tobacco.
Edmund Burke

The feeling of longing for home is born into us. That wonderful dream cannot become real without great faith - enough for the Holy Ghost to lead us to repentance, baptism, and the making and keeping of sacred covenants with God. This faith requires enduring bravely the trials of mortal life.
Henry B. Eyring
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Mortal Translations

mortal in Dutch is sterfelijk
mortal in French is mortel
mortal in Italian is letale, mortale
mortal in Latin is moratlis, letalis, letifer
mortal in Spanish is mortal
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