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1Resembling or suggestive of death.‘a deathly hush fell over the breakfast table’[as submodifier] ‘she felt deathly cold’
deathlike, corpse-like, cadaverous, ghostly, ghostlike, ghastly, grim, haggardView synonyms
- ‘Then he felt his body go into shock, as a deathly cold hand clamped to his neck.’
- ‘Suitably chastened, the woman returned to her seat, and all four sat down in deathly silence until the plane landed.’
- ‘Her face was deathly pale, but she managed a small smile in Tom's direction.’
- ‘He pulled his face mask up and marched into the deathly cold mountain air.’
- ‘The hall was hushed to a deathly silence as he began to talk, his voice full of authority.’
- ‘His eyes narrowed to slits and the air about them grew cold, and deathly still.’
- ‘Friday's encounters had been played out in front of banks of empty seats and a deathly hush.’
- ‘Every time she spoke, her voice sounded so loud against the deathly hush.’
- ‘Her face was deathly pale underneath the rouge and the dark lipstick.’
- ‘Cautiously, he rolled her over to find her face pale, deathly white.’
- ‘He placed a deathly cold hand over her mouth, keeping her from crying out.’
- ‘In fact it is deathly cold within the concrete grey triangular structure.’
- ‘Suddenly the stadium falls into a deathly cold and the lights begin to flicker.’
- ‘I was deathly cold and must have looked exceptionally pale in the dark room.’
- ‘The red eyes were bright and swollen from crying, and the white skin was deathly pale from the cold.’
- ‘Her breathing became shallow and ragged, while her face began to pale to a deathly white.’
- ‘Despite the newscaster's promise of sun, it was deathly cold in her room.’
- ‘As an adult I've always kept firmly out of the sun and my skin has remained deathly pale as a result.’
- ‘A kind of deathly, phony calm descends at moments like that.’
- ‘I simply dropped to my knees next to her and held her hand, trying to get some warmth into that deathly cold body.’
- 1.1archaic, literary Relating to or causing death.‘an eagle carrying a snake in its deathly grasp’
- ‘True artistic integrity is stultified by the deathly embrace of marketing.’
- ‘She spun around and gave him a glare so deathly that he turned pale and blacked out.’
- ‘I was shattered to see how the disease had extended its deathly grip.’
- ‘Had my parents tried to pack me off for a week of physical activities I should have fixed them with a deathly stare and screamed for hours.’
- ‘She dropped to the ground, sword unsheathed lying next to her waiting for the right moment to strike the deathly blow.’
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