Definition of "mortal" [mor•tal]

  • (adjective) Liable or subject to death.
  • (adjective) Of or relating to humankind; human: the mortal limits of understanding.
  • (adjective) Of, relating to, or accompanying death: mortal throes.
  • (adjective) Causing death; fatal: a mortal wound. See Synonyms at fatal.
  • (adjective) Fighting or fought to the death; unrelenting: a mortal enemy; a mortal attack.

Use "mortal" in a sentence

  • "Cum causal regularly takes the Subjunctive; as, -- quae cum īta sint, _since this is so_; cum sīs mortālis, quae mortālia sunt, cūrā, _since you are mortal, care for what is mortal_.a. Note the phrase cum praesertim (praesertim cum), _especially since; _ as, --"
  • "_All men are mortal, Socrates is a man, Therefore Socrates is mortal_."
  • "At best, matter is only a phenomenon of mortal mind, of which evil is the highest degree; but really there is no such thing as _mortal mind_, -- though we are compelled to use the phrase in the endeavor to express the underlying thought."

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