mortally

adverb
mor·​tal·​ly | \ ˈmȯr-tᵊl-ē How to pronounce mortally (audio) \

Definition of mortally

1 : in a deadly or fatal manner : to death mortally wounded
2 : to an extreme degree : intensely mortally afraid

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Examples of mortally in a Sentence

I'm mortally certain that I've seen that guy before.
Recent Examples on the Web Daunte Wright died on April 11 after he was pulled over by Brooklyn Center police and then mortally wounded by an officer. Editorial Board, Star Tribune, 26 May 2021 The military announced April 20 that Mr. Déby had been mortally wounded during a visit to the troops north of the capital, who were battling an anti-Deby rebel group. Krista Larson, The Christian Science Monitor, 27 Apr. 2021 Bodycam footage reveals the officer's apparent shock as soon as Wright was mortally wounded. Holly Yan, CNN, 12 Apr. 2021 The previous trivia question: In what still-standing house did U.S. Sen. David Broderick die after he was mortally wounded by former California Supreme Court Chief Justice David Terry in a duel in 1859? Gary Kamiya, San Francisco Chronicle, 5 Mar. 2021 This week's trivia question: In what still-standing house did U.S. Sen. David Broderick die after he was mortally wounded by former California Supreme Court Chief Justice David Terry in a duel in 1859? Gary Kamiya, San Francisco Chronicle, 19 Feb. 2021 Henderson, who was caught in the crossfire, was mortally wounded as well. Ramon Antonio Vargas | Staff Writer, NOLA.com, 3 Feb. 2021 Across the Mississippi River in Algiers, a man was mortally wounded in a parking lot shooting at Gen. DeGaulle and Kabel drives at about 1:45 p.m. Katelyn Umholtz, NOLA.com, 27 Jan. 2021 Someone inside the duplex awoke to gunfire and called 911 after locating Rios mortally wounded outside, Muñoz said. Paul Walsh, Star Tribune, 21 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of mortally

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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4 Jun 2021

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“Mortally.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mortally. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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