dead vs alive

dead

Definitions

noun

  1. people who are no longer living
  2. a time when coldness (or some other quality associated with death) is intense

adjective

  1. not surviving in active use
  2. unerringly accurate
  3. lacking resilience or bounce
  4. lacking acoustic resonance
  5. not circulating or flowing
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adverb

  1. quickly and without warning
  2. completely and without qualification; used informally as intensifiers

Examples

The little divil that stole the dog-team an 'wint over the Pass in the dead o' winter for to see where the world come to an ind on the ither side, just because old Matt McCarthy was afther tellin 'her fairy stories?

The plan is a dead duck: there's no money.

He was afraid of waking up in the morning and finding that Jessie was dead.

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alive

Definitions

adjective

  1. capable of erupting
  2. in operation
  3. (followed by `to' or `of') aware of
  4. mentally perceptive and responsive
  5. (often followed by `with') full of life and spirit
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Examples

I barken back to the rogue Taken Howler, the dead unexpectedly alive and inimical.

He would never have gone to the Union while his wife was alive: she said it was "plebby.

It was then allowed to recover on the stringer in deeper water before being returned alive to grow on to even larger proportions.

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