mortally mortally  /ˈmɔr tə li/

Definition(s):

  • (adv) in such a manner that death ensues (also in reference to hatred, jealousy, fear, etc.)

Usage(s):

  1. Then one of them detonated a bomb hidden in a camera, killing himself and mortally wounding Massoud.
  2. Like Genelle, two Port Authority cops were buried but not mortally wounded by hurtling chunks of stone and metaleven as people in close proximity were killed.
  3. With six terrorists visible, snipers killed two and mortally wounded a third.

News

  1. Gun owner arrested in boy's accidental shooting death

    SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A Scripps Ranch man whose pistol discharged and mortally wounded a neighbor boy as the fourth-grader played with the weapon two weeks ago has been arrested on suspicion of involuntary manslaughter and other charges, authorities reported Wednesday.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: KUSI News San Diego

  2. Gun owner charged in boy's death

    A Scripps Ranch man whose pistol discharged and mortally wounded a neighbor boy as the fourth-grader played with the weapon two weeks ago was charged Wednesday with involuntary manslaughter and other counts.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: KGTV San Diego

  3. Cosmic Pizza owner killed near family

    The owner of Cosmic Pizza in Hartwell was mortally wounded Saturday night within earshot of his wife and three young children, neighbors say.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer

Quotes

  1. "Gen Musharraf is mortally wounded (following the nation-wide agitation sparked by the suspension of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry). He may struggle for a while, but he will fall. In my opinion Gen Musharraf is not going to last this year...
    on Jun 12, 2007 By: Imran Khan Source: Hindu

  2. "I am mortally offended by the statement because it betrayed the racial prejudice and denigrates the excellent performance of world-class Filipino doctors in the US," said Senator Miriam Santiago, whose sister is a doctor working in Los Angeles.
    on Oct 4, 2007 By: Miriam Defensor-Santiago Source: AFP

  3. "After 30 minutes, 19 civilians were dead or mortally wounded. All but one of the victims were from one single family," Tutu said. "Over 50 others were wounded during the attack."
    on Sep 18, 2008 By: Desmond Tutu Source: guardian.co.uk

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