dead body

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n dead body a natural object consisting of a dead animal or person "they found the body in the lake"
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Quotations

  • Charles Caleb Colton
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    “It is with disease of the mind, as with those of the body; we are half dead before we understand our disorder, and half cured when we do.”
  • Christian Nevell Bovee
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    “The body of a sensualist is the coffin of a dead soul.”

Idioms

Over my dead body - If you say that something will happen over your dead body, you will not let it happen.
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Usage

In literature:

Dead bodies did not make them pause, and tears shed for too long a time might have been taken for weakness.
"History of the Girondists, Volume I" by Alphonse de Lamartine
The Russians were seen dragging themselves along to places where dead bodies were heaped together, and offered them a horrible retreat.
"History of the Expedition to Russia" by Count Philip de Segur
She has come to the burning-ground to burn the dead body of her son.
"Tales from the Hindu Dramatists" by R. N. Dutta
A Queres lay dead on the dead body of a Tehua whose scalp he had intended to secure.
"The Delight Makers" by Adolf Bandelier
Encountering a dead body of their own species, a female will devour it, even if it be the body of her latest mate.
"Social Life in the Insect World" by J. H. Fabre
Dead bodies by thousands clogged the field.
"Historical Tales, Vol. 4 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
Drennen, walking a little ahead of his father, came to a dead halt, his body grown suddenly rigid.
"Wolf Breed" by Jackson Gregory
The day before, on Sunday morning, they had eaten their breakfast seated on the ground among hundreds of dead bodies whose odor poisoned the air.
"The Southerner" by Thomas Dixon
Among these were several German prisoners and the bodies of dead men.
"The Great War As I Saw It" by Frederick George Scott
Chamu, Chamu, did Atirupa give you Aranyani, to kiss her dead body on the sand?
"Bubbles of the Foam" by Unknown
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In poetry:

Upon the shore of darkness
His drifted body lies.
He is dead, and I stand beside him,
With his beauty in my eyes.
"Francie" by Rose Hawthorne Lathrop
'Twas the body of Judas Iscariot
Strangled and dead lay there;
'Twas the soul of Judas Iscariot
Look'd on it in despair.
"The Ballad Of Judas Iscariot" by Robert Williams Buchanan
—"But, Mistress Damon—I can swear
Thy goodman John is dead!
And soon th'lt hear their feet who bear
His body to his bed."
"The Slow Nature" by Thomas Hardy
So, by that wonderful great Love
Which highest heaven extols,--
To Mother Earth their dead bodies,
And unto Christ their souls.
"The Ballad of Lost Souls" by John Oxenham
The lover of her body said:
"She is more beautiful than night, -
But like the kisses of the dead
Is my despair and my delight."
"The Two Lovers" by Richard Hovey
Their bodies, bathed in purple blood,
They bore with them away;
They kissed them dead a thousand times
Ere they were clad in clay.
"Chevy Chase" by Henry Morley

In news:

OGDEN — Family members of an inmate found dead in her cell feel the condition of her body points to neglect by Utah State Prison, or worse.
There's a dead body in the freezer , but it's only temporary.
Go to Jason Ashley Wright's Blog I have a dead body in my freezer .
Tennessee investigators are trying to locate two children who were initially believed to be dead but their bodies were not found at the scene of a weekend fire at a farmhouse that killed their step-grandparents.
He was already dead, and rigor mortis had set in on his lifeless body.
Some disaster victims' bodies pulled from the sea came to rest in Halifax , which honors the dead.
Human smugglers may want dead immigrant bodies found.
0Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Treviño said human smugglers sometimes leave dead immigrant bodies out in the open and with identification.
There's a lot of important outreach that needs to happen before January 1 , 2014, and it's going to be extremely difficult to do that when you have state leaders standing there saying, 'Over our dead bodies.
A dead body on a Caribbean island.
A Chicago policeman holds up Lazarus Averbuch's dead body for a news photographer, 1908.
Dead body found at Subway on Menaul, University.
A Palestinian man cries next the body of a dead relative Sunday in the morgue of Shifa Hospital in Gaza City.
Air Force morgue lost body parts from war dead.
She's surrounded herself with a few 'stiffs' in recent years but Lindsay Lohan WON'T have to clean-up any REAL dead bodies during her upcoming community service at Los Angeles County Morgue .
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In science:

We recall that the dead-load traction boundary condition in finite elasticity is the prescription of the first Piola-Kirchhoff stress vector on the boundary of the undeformed body.
Simple shear is not so simple
There is work to connect parton showers with the leading order matrix elements for many-body final states without double-counting or dead regions of phase space – very useful with the new generation of automatic matrix element calculators (see below).
Summary and Highlights of the 14th Topical Conference on Hadron Collider Physics (HCP2002)
An important transition from an object which is geophysically dead to one that is active is the transition to bodies large enough to have convection in their interiors.
Planetesimals To Brown Dwarfs: What is a Planet?
Most protostellar disk models hence consist of an ‘active’ well-ionized envelope, in which the MRI could in principle be present, encasing an extensive body of poorly-ionised gas which remains ‘dead’, at least as far as the MRI is concerned.
Resistive double-diffusive instability in the dead-zones of protostellar disks
Thus the classical MRI modes will not occur in the main body of the disk in most cases, giving rise to a dead-zone.
Resistive double-diffusive instability in the dead-zones of protostellar disks
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