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A deadly silence followed her announcement.
Don't say anything to anyone – this is meant to be a deadly secret.
It started as a joke, but soon they were fighting in deadly earnest.
This is the British English definition of deadly. View American English definition of deadly.
very unpleasant or dirty
a man … whose achievements may have been overestimated because he belonged to the gender and ethnic group … that was dominant at the timeadd a word
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