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 Meanings and Examples of DEAD
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dead
 a.  no longer alive
 ad.  absolutely; completely
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  "Yes, and dead, poor thing," said Ellen.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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2  Scarlett had wept with despair at the knowledge that she was pregnant and wished that she were dead.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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3  And should a gentleman be so ill bred as to indicate an interest in her, she must freeze him with a dignified but well-chosen reference to her dead husband.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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4  Now that Charles was dead, her place and her son's place were with his kindred.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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5  Oh, it wasn't fair that she should have a dead husband and a baby yelling in the next room and be out of everything that was pleasant.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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6  I'm not dead enough for you to pull down the shades--though I might as well be.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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7  And I'd rather they'd both be dead than here at home-- Oh, darling, I'm sorry.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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8  But it was not of dead Charles she was thinking.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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9  I just couldn't believe my eyes, and poor Charlie hardly dead a year.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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10  She wished she were dead, this very minute, then everyone would be sorry they had been so hateful.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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11  "Oh," mumbled Pitty, helplessly, looking as if she wished she were dead.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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12  The Confederacy had scored a smashing victory, at Fredericksburg and the Yankee dead and wounded were counted in the thousands.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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13  If I didn't have such big feet I could get them off dead Yankees like the other boys, but I've never yet found a Yankee whose feet were near as big as mine.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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14  Fanny must have had a beau and now he was dead.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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15  And Boyd, dead the first year of the war, was buried God knew where in Virginia.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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Example Sentence: (167 in 12 pages)
16  Yesterday is dead, forget it; tomorrow does not exist, don't worry; today is here, use it.
17  We don't know whether he's alive or dead.
18  He's grieving over his dead wife and son.
19  He was in deep mourning for his dead wife.
20  He built a chapel as a shrine to the memory of his dead wife.
21  It's a dead certainty that this horse will win the race.
22  The wind rustled the dead leaves.
23  He prophesied that within five years his opponent would either be dead or in prison.
24  Nothing more was heard from him so that we began to wonder if he was dead.
25  An explosion at a chemical plant has left one worker dead and four injured.
26  Call no man happy before he is dead.
27  A living dog is better than a dead lion.
28  Yeah, I once put a dead snake on the tracks so I thought we should know about that too.
29  Drive your cart and your plow over the bones of the dead.
30  The management decided to economise by cutting the dead wood from the workforce, thus reducing the wages bill.