Dead"ly (?), a.

1.

Capable of causing death; mortal; fatal; destructive; certain or likely to cause death; as, a deadly blow or wound.

2.

Aiming or willing to destroy; implacable; desperately hostile; flagitious; as, deadly enemies.

Thy assailant is quick, skillful, and deadly. Shak.

3.

Subject to death; mortal.

[Obs.]

The image of a deadly man. Wyclif (Rom. i. 23).

Deadly nightshade Bot., a poisonous plant; belladonna. See under Nightshade.

 

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Dead"ly, adv.

1.

In a manner resembling, or as if produced by, death.

"Deadly pale."

Shak.

2.

In a manner to occasion death; mortally.

The groanings of a deadly wounded man. Ezek. xxx. 24.

3.

In an implacable manner; destructively.

4.

Extremely.

[Obs.] "Deadly weary." Orrery. "So deadly cunning a man."

Arbuthnot.

 

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