Deadly weapons; a deadly spill of radioactive waste products.
A vampire who is never able to see the light is an example of someone who stalk his prey while standing deadly still.
If you are completely serious about something and will not change your mind at all, this is an example of a time when you are deadly serious.
Cancer that has spread so far that your doctor tells you that you'll live only a few more weeks is an example of something that would be described as deadly.
If you are completely serious about something and will not change your mind at all, this is an example of when you are deadly serious.
If you give your worst enemy a hateful glare, this is an example of when your glare can be described as deadly.
If a class goes on for hours and hours and the teacher is droning on about something you don't care about, this is an example of when the class is deadly.
Worked under deadly strain.
She is a deadly shot with the bow.
A deadly prose style.
Gave the film a deadly review.
The deadly habit of procrastination.
A deadly poison.
Deadly combat, deadly enemies.
A deadly bore.
The seven deadly sins.
With deadly gravity.
To lie deadly still.
A deadly pallor.
Other Word Forms
Origin of deadly
- Old English dēadlīċ (adj.), dēadlīċe (adv.), corresponding to dead + -ly. Cognate with Dutch dodelijk, German tödlich.