Associations to the word «Mortally»


MORTALLY, adverb. Fatally; in such a way as to cause death. [from 14th c.]
MORTALLY, adverb. (obsolete) As a mortal. [16th-17th c.]

Dictionary definition

MORTALLY, adverb. In such a manner that death ensues (also in reference to hatred, jealousy, fear, etc.); "a being of whom the forest Indians are said to be mortally afraid, with a hoof shaped like the heel of a bottle".

Wise words

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Mark Twain