the quick and the dead

noun

Definition of the quick and the dead

literary
: living people and dead people

Word by Word Definitions

quick play
  1. : acting or capable of acting with speed: such as

  2. : fast in development or occurrence

  3. : done or taking place with rapidity

  1. : in a quick manner

  1. : a painfully sensitive spot or area of flesh (such as that underlying a fingernail or toenail)

  2. : the inmost sensibilities

  3. : the very center of something : heart

dead play
  1. : deprived of life : no longer alive

  2. : having the appearance of death : deathly

  3. : lacking power to move, feel, or respond : numb

  1. : someone who is no longer alive : one that is dead (see 1dead 1)

  2. : the state of being dead

  3. : the time of greatest quiet

  1. : absolutely, utterly

  2. : suddenly and completely

  3. : directly


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