One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
In a state of extreme exhaustion or weakness.‘he stumbles back into town, half-dead from exposure’
- ‘They are pale skinny people who look half-dead.’
- ‘I pointed to the closet where she used to keep our half-dead worm army.’
- ‘The yellow lighting makes everyone look half-dead or badly bruised.’
- ‘Most of the birds are half-dead from fear or the injuries they suffer, by the time they reach the destination.’
- ‘At last we may breathe some life into this half-dead institution.’
- ‘We were half-dead by the time we were back at the point where the tunnels forked.’
- ‘Having found the den, she rests in the shade of a half-dead tree.’
- ‘Ten years ago, he found you half-dead in the snow.’
- ‘Several years ago, I found a half-dead carp flapping around on the surface of the pond.’
- ‘I have been sitting on a comfortable chair in a pleasant room doing very straightforward work with nice people, yet I am half-dead with tiredness.’
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