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mortal


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Mortal  \Mor"tal\,  a.  [F.  mortel,  L.  mortalis,  from  mors,  mortis, 
  death,  fr  moriri  8die;  akin  to  E.  murder.  See  {Murder},  and 
  cf  {Filemot},  {Mere}  a  lake,  {Mortgage}.] 
  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. 
 
  Last  of  all  against  himself  he  turns  his  sword,  but 
  missing  the  mortal  place  with  his  poniard  finishes 
  the  work  --Milton. 
 
  4.  Of  or  pertaining  to  the  time  of  death. 
 
  Safe  in  the  hand  of  one  disposing  Power,  Or  in  the 
  natal  or  the  mortal  hour.  --Pope. 
 
  5.  Affecting  as  if  with  power  to  kill;  deathly. 
 
  The  nymph  grew  pale,  and  in  a  mortal  fright. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  6.  Human;  belonging  to  man,  who  is  mortal;  as  mortal  wit  or 
  knowledge;  mortal  power. 
 
  The  voice  of  God  To  mortal  ear  is  dreadful. 
  --Milton. 
 
  7.  Very  painful  or  tedious;  wearisome;  as  a  sermon  lasting 
  two  mortal  hours.  [Colloq.]  --Sir  W.  Scott. 
 
  {Mortal  foe},  {Mortal  enemy},  an  inveterate,  desperate,  or 
  implacable  enemy;  a  foe  bent  on  one's  destruction. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Mortal  \Mor"tal\,  n. 
  A  being  subject  to  death;  a  human  being  man.  ``Warn  poor 
  mortals  left  behind.''  --Tickell. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Sin  \Sin\,  n.  [OE.  sinne,  AS  synn,  syn;  akin  to  D.  zonde,  OS 
  sundia,  OHG.  sunta,  G.  s["u]nde,  Icel.,  Dan.  &  Sw  synd,  L. 
  sons,  sontis,  guilty,  perhaps  originally  from  the  p.  pr  of 
  the  verb  signifying,  to  be  and  meaning,  the  one  who  it  is 
  Cf  {Authentic},  {Sooth}.] 
  1.  Transgression  of  the  law  of  God;  disobedience  of  the 
  divine  command;  any  violation  of  God's  will  either  in 
  purpose  or  conduct;  moral  deficiency  in  the  character; 
  iniquity;  as  sins  of  omission  and  sins  of  commission. 
 
  Whosoever  committeth  sin  is  the  servant  of  sin. 
  --John  viii. 
  34. 
 
  Sin  is  the  transgression  of  the  law.  --1  John  iii. 
  4. 
 
  I  think  't  no  sin.  To  cozen  him  that  would  unjustly 
  win.  --Shak. 
 
  Enthralled  By  sin  to  foul,  exorbitant  desires. 
  --Milton. 
 
  2.  An  offense,  in  general;  a  violation  of  propriety;  a 
  misdemeanor;  as  a  sin  against  good  manners. 
 
  I  grant  that  poetry's  a  crying  sin.  --Pope. 
 
  3.  A  sin  offering;  a  sacrifice  for  sin. 
 
  He  hath  made  him  to  be  sin  for  us  who  knew  no  sin. 
  --2  Cor.  v. 
  21. 
 
  4.  An  embodiment  of  sin;  a  very  wicked  person.  [R.] 
 
  Thy  ambition,  Thou  scarlet  sin,  robbed  this 
  bewailing  land  Of  noble  Buckingham.  --Shak. 
 
  Note:  Sin  is  used  in  the  formation  of  some  compound  words  of 
  obvious  signification;  as  sin-born;  sin-bred, 
  sin-oppressed,  sin-polluted,  and  the  like 
 
  {Actual  sin}, 
 
  {Canonical  sins}, 
 
  {Original  sin}, 
 
  {Venial  sin}.  See  under  {Actual},  {Canonical},  etc 
 
  {Deadly},  or 
 
  {Mortal}, 
 
  {sins}  (R.  C.  Ch.),  willful  and  deliberate  transgressions, 
  which  take  away  divine  grace;  --  in  distinction  from 
  vental  sins.  The  seven  deadly  sins  are  pride, 
  covetousness,  lust,  wrath,  gluttony,  envy,  and  sloth. 
 
  {Sin  eater},  a  man  who  (according  to  a  former  practice  in 
  England)  for  a  small  gratuity  ate  a  piece  of  bread  laid  on 
  the  chest  of  a  dead  person,  whereby  he  was  supposed  to 
  have  taken  the  sins  of  the  dead  person  upon  himself. 
 
  {Sin  offering},  a  sacrifice  for  sin;  something  offered  as  an 
  expiation  for  sin. 
 
  Syn:  Iniquity;  wickedness;  wrong  See  {Crime}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  mortal 
  adj  1:  subject  to  death;  "mortal  beings"  [ant:  {immortal}] 
  2:  (theology)  involving  loss  of  divine  grace  or  spiritual 
  death;  "the  seven  deadly  sins"  [syn:  {deadly},  {mortal(a)}] 
  3:  unrelenting  and  deadly;  "mortal  enemy"  [syn:  {mortal(a)}] 
  4:  causing  or  capable  of  causing  death;  "a  fatal  accident";  "a 
  deadly  enemy";  "mortal  combat";  "a  mortal  illness"  [syn:  {deadly}, 
  {deathly}] 
  n  :  a  human  being  "there  was  too  much  for  one  person  to  do" 
  [syn:  {person},  {individual},  {someone},  {somebody},  {human}, 
  {soul}] 




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