Definition of mortally in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmôrdlē/


1In such a manner as to cause death: the gunner was mortally wounded
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  • So many others in their division had fallen in the same manner, mortally wounded and left with only their pride and honor.
  • Much later, Tomlinson realized that the hotel had already been hit and that all the journalists were either fleeing their rooms or helping evacuate the mortally wounded reporters.
  • A captain in the Green Howards' Regiment, Verity died on July 31, 1943, after being mortally wounded in action a few days earlier while leading his Company in Sicily.
1.1Very intensely or seriously: I expected him to be mortally offended
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  • Politicians seem to be mortally afraid of these characters who have taken charge of the programme, whatever government is in power.
  • Even the police themselves were mortally afraid of the Flying Squad.
  • The bottom line: we have to change the rules to make companies deathly afraid of producing dishonest numbers, as we have to make accountants mortally afraid of certifying them.

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Syllabification: mor·tal·ly

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