Definition of more dead than alive in English:

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more dead than alive

(Of a person) hurt and in a very poor state: he was breathing, but more dead than alive
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  • You were carried out of here only yesterday, more dead than alive.
  • According to the Tuscan Ambassador, Galileo returned from Rome " more dead than alive ".
  • At this time, Ulysses is dumped on Ithaca's shore, more dead than alive.
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