Definition of 'deathly'
Example sentences containing 'deathly'
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I do the weekly shop because it's deathly quiet. Times, Sunday Times (2016)She looked deathly pale but there was no sign of blood. The Glasgow Girls (1994)Human forms looked big and heavy against the deathly pale gray. Modern Literatures of the Non-Western World: Where the Waters Are Born (1995)There was little or no traffic and there was a deathly hush. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The controversial goal capped a second half that was as thrilling as the first had been deathly dull. Times, Sunday Times (2012)There was a deathly hush for most of the night as their team gave the fans little to get excited about. The Sun (2010)To me, it is deathly dull. Times, Sunday Times (2007)When he walked into a room, it went a deathly quiet. Times, Sunday Times (2010)She simply goes deathly quiet - a bad sign. Times, Sunday Times (2008)I thought my deathly pale face made me look awful. The Sun (2009)Friends now accept my diet as part of my personality, although many still find my choices deathly dull. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He looked deathly pale now. The Glasgow Girls (1994)It just went deathly quiet. Times, Sunday Times (2013)I was deathly afraid of marriage. The Sun (2011)In an otherwise deathly dull contest, the spectacle of the siblings slogging it out for the top job has provided a modicum of entertainment. Times, Sunday Times (2010)One passenger said: 'She turned a deathly shade of pale. The Sun (2008)It was the middle of August, but the house was deathly cold. The Sun (2015)But if you're expecting deathly cold, forget it. The Sun (2010)These days, it's deathly quiet. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Whereas with darts, the blokes have a few beers and a laugh, snooker players are deathly dull. The Sun (2006)There was space between the tables to move and breathe, easy light, quietness without a deathly hush. Times, Sunday Times (2015)I'm deathly afraid of the roads that lead to Corcoran. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The insurance sector is no longer the strict preserve of the deathly dull and has been setting the pulses running for much of the City's smart money. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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Used Occasionally. deathly is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'deathly'
British English: deathly ADVERB
If you say that someone is deathly pale or deathly still, you are emphasizing that they are very pale or still, like a dead person.
She turned deathly pale.
British English: deathly ADJECTIVE
If you say that there is a deathly silence or a deathly hush, you are emphasizing that it is very quiet.
A deathly silence hung over the square.
Definition of deathly from the Collins English Dictionary
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