more dead than alive

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Definition of more dead than alive

: very close to death When we found her, she was more dead than alive.

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“More dead than alive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/more%20dead%20than%20alive. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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