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The police don't know whether she's alive or dead.
He is grieving for his dead father.
I raked up the dead leaves.
Rescue workers are still pulling dead bodies out of the rubble.
The shootings left 14 people dead.
He was beaten and left for dead by a gang of teenagers.
Three people are still missing, presumed dead.
Doctors pronounced him clinically dead two days later.
They staggered down the mountain, more dead than alive.
All of that generation are now dead and gone.
By the time I had my children, Grandma was long dead.
The street seems dead without all the bustle of the children.
Winter is traditionally a dead time of year in the fashion business.
Eleven minutes of this game remaining, and it's far from dead!
The idea of self-government for the area is now effectively dead.
Feminism is not dead.
A government spokesman acknowledged that the peace process is dead and buried.
She finished speaking, and there was dead silence in the room.
The bullet hit the target dead centre (=exactly in the centre).
The truck suddenly came to a dead stop.
She fell forward and hit the floor in a dead faint.
This is the British English definition of dead. View American English definition of dead.
someone who studies the stars and planets using scientific equipment including telescopes