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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

He that has eyes to see and ears to hear may convince himself that no mortal can keep a secret. If his lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
Sigmund Freud

To live in this world, you must be able to do three things: to love what is mortal; to hold it against your bones knowing your own life depends on it; and, when the time comes to let it go, to let it go.
Mary Oliver

For in the final analysis, our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children's futures. And we are all mortal.
John F. Kennedy
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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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