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(of a person) hurt and in a very poor state:‘he was breathing, but more dead than alive’
- ‘At this time, Ulysses is dumped on Ithaca's shore, more dead than alive.’
- ‘His doctor said he would never get up from that bed - that he was more dead than alive.’
- ‘You were carried out of here only yesterday, more dead than alive.’
- ‘Jean, the gas fumes in his head quite dissipated, staggered away, more dead than alive.’
- ‘According to the Tuscan Ambassador, Galileo returned from Rome " more dead than alive ".’
- ‘They dragged me from under the table more dead than alive.’
- ‘Then we flew to Palermo and drove for six hours on a windy coastal road to Taormina - we arrived more dead than alive.’
- ‘He was hauled from the boat more dead than alive but, fortunately, recovered not long after.’
- ‘The other is to deal with many street dogs - many I have seen look more dead than alive.’
- ‘He struggles ashore withhis father and a few fellow survivors, more dead than alive.’
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