mortally

adverb
mor·​tal·​ly | \ˈmȯr-tᵊl-ē \

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.

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Of course, missing a few hairs isn't the end of the world — and if someone is mortally offended that there is hair on your legs, in patches or fully grown in, that's their problem, not yours. Ella Cerón, Teen Vogue, "I Tried David Beckham's House 99 Sharp Cut Shaving Stick on My Legs," 12 Oct. 2018 The free kick is cleared and Griezmann fouls Di Maria, who for 10 full seconds is mortally wounded. Christopher Clarey, New York Times, "Messi Exits the World Cup. Hours Later, So Does Ronaldo.," 1 July 2018 He was not charged directly with the killing of his pal, Omar Darwish, 18, who was mortally wounded during the botched drug deal on Jan. 19. David Ovalle, miamiherald, "Famed for Kendall Toyota ads, he's now indicted on charges linked to deadly drug deal," 27 June 2018 Anthony was found mortally wounded at his home last week with severe head injuries and cigarette burns covering his body. Shelby Grad, latimes.com, "Essential California: Family arrests at border stop, for now," 26 June 2018 As XXXTentacion lay slumped over in his car – mortally wounded by a gunman after an apparent robbery Monday in South Florida – witnesses had their cellphones aimed at his lifeless body, one person getting inches away and zooming in. Gerrick D. Kennedy Los Angeles Times, Detroit Free Press, "Slain rapper XXXTentacion’s violent life stood in stark contrast to sensitive music," 21 June 2018 As XXXTentacion lay slumped over in his car -- mortally wounded by an unidentified gunman after an apparent robbery Monday in South Florida -- witnesses had their cellphones aimed at his lifeless body, one person getting inches away and zooming in. Gerrick D. Kennedy, latimes.com, "Slain rapper XXXTentacion's violent life stood in stark contrast to sensitive music that reached out to those on the edge," 20 June 2018 Two Wyandotte County sheriff's deputies who were mortally wounded Friday while transporting an inmate were hailed Saturday as heroes who sacrificed their lives in service to public safety. Lynn Horsley, kansascity, "'Heroes are never forgotten,' KCK mayor says in remembering deputies killed Friday," 16 June 2018 The election day festivities quickly turned sour when the Hatfield and McCoy sons got into a drunken brawl; Ellison Hatfield was mortally wounded, and his brothers shot the three McCoy men in retaliation. Kate Keller, Smithsonian, "Why Are There Laws That Restrict What People Can Wear to the Polls?," 15 June 2018

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First Known Use of mortally

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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