One step in a hole and she could lie out here mortally wounded with no one to know.
De Ruyter, who led the van, was mortally wounded.
"Mamma," said Sonya, "Prince Andrew is here, mortally wounded.
There was a moment of realization as he understood her brave actions, and then a snap as the line let loose and he tumbled backwards like some mortally wounded game bird shot from the sky, arms outstretched, scream muffled in his mask.
But at the critical moment the duke of Brunswick fell mortally wounded, and Scharnhorst, his chief of the staff, was at the time absent on another part of the field.