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‘Dead’ as an adjective

Below are some examples of sentences from classic literature using the word ‘Dead’ as an adjective.

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“It seemed strange to us that Uncle Ralph, who took no notice of us when he was alive, should be so careful to look after us when he was dead.”

From ‘The Return of Sherlock Holmes’, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

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Wonder

No wonder that letters addressed to people here had never received an answer.

From ‘Jane Eyre’, by Charlotte Brontë.

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