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nonfay tuhl

  • a  not bringing death
    nonfatal heart attack

  • The airline has experienced a long sequence of nonfatal mishaps.
  • But no test is able to determine reliably whether the cancer is slow-growing and probably nonfatal or aggressive and in need of immediate treatment.
  • First, mortality rates are a broad-brush health measurement and do not take into account nonfatal illnesses or fatal illnesses that take several years to develop, such as cancer.

  • JB Van Hollen in CNN
    The three gunshot wounds to the head included two nonfatal rounds with entry points below the chin, and one fatal shot that entered Peterson through the right side of the head,Van Hollen said.
  • Jack Levin in Boston Globe (registration)
    It's a frightening statistic. To think that the number of nonfatal shootings has doubled over such a short period of time indicates that there is something terribly wrong on the streets of Boston,said Jack Levin, a noted criminologist and...

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