The battery in the lantern might be dead or the fall might have broken it.
Every dead soldier has a face, a story, and a bereaved family.
She's dead; murdered, and I feel terrible about it.
A living dog is better than a dead lion.
Jule, can the souls of those long dead still be freed, even if they're trapped in the ground?
The ground around the monument was rich with the long dead whose souls were trapped.
The LeBlanc's house is a tiny cape cod, on a dead end street in south Peabody, a Boston bedroom community.
"Sounds like scads of fun," she dead panned and immediately changed the subject as she gazed out the window.
The three left for the school office; Betsy, with a slight smile on her face, Molly looking excited and Julie wondering if she was dead man walking.
His guards lay dead in the hallway before his door, and she leapt over their bodies, shoving the door to his apartments open.
Everything's dead, up there--no flesh or blood or growing thing anywhere.
"As dead as poss'ble would be pretty dead, wouldn't it?" asked Dorothy.
She has felt dead squirrels and rabbits and other wild animals, and is anxious to see a "walk-squirrel," which interpreted, means, I think, a "live squirrel."
One afternoon I amused myself by watching a barred owl (Strix nebulosa) sitting on one of the lower dead limbs of a white pine, close to the trunk, in broad daylight, I standing within a rod of him.
There were many dead whom he did not know, but some he recognized.
Here and there a couple of bees, by force of habit and custom cleaning out the brood cells, with efforts beyond their strength laboriously drag away a dead bee or bumblebee without knowing why they do it.
Once I slept, it was the sleep of the dead and I didn't awaken until Betsy jabbed me.
I may be dead wrong, but I for one say, go for it.
"I owe you one for bringing me back from the dead," he whispered into her hair.
If he was dead, it meant her father did it, not Jule, who had been in the basement.
The same part of her that recoiled at draining dead men's magic also understood one truth: she was no match for her father, if he decided to bury her with them.
Her eyes returned to Jonny, who was lapping up what was left of the dead woman's blood.
"Alive or dead, their energy will feed you, daughter," her father said.
After many adventures I reached Omaha, only to find that all my old friends were dead or had moved away.
Among the limbers lay several dead men.
His observance was not only dead-on, it was disturbing.
If he isn't blind or dead, I'm sure he's noticed.
That Martha LeBlanc is drop dead gorgeous; that's what!
While Betsy was dead serious, it remained a game in everyone else's mind except Howie.
If I thought Howie might have difficulty napping, I was dead wrong.
By the time they reached their daughter she was dead, with no one in sight.
We each understood the drop-dead importance of absolute privacy.
Another dead end, but at least he spared the girl.
She had not been reported missing because her mother lay dead in their small rural farm house over a hundred miles away.
Once I entered the woods I had only dead reckoning to come out near my quarry.
If he's dead set on questioning relatives, he can do it by phone.
If I thought sermonizing would wear out Willard for my questions, I was dead wrong.
That got me wondering about Annie too; she wasn't found for some time and the papers said she wasn't dead that long.
Your friends have been dead some time, probably from when you told me they had gone into hiding.
"If I didn't love you, you'd be dead, kiri," he spoke at long last, his low, even voice terrifying Bianca.
She didn't have Jenn's drop dead, gorgeous beauty or Sofi's classic, cool beauty.
"He's not dead," he assured her.
It dead-ended at the cottage, surrounded by a stone fence line.
You can have her over my dead body.
Even before I knew her, she had handled a dead chicken, or bird, or some other small animal.
When told of the instance in which Jesus raised the dead, she was much perplexed, saying, "I did not know life could come back into the dead body!"
Let the dead past bury its dead, Act, act in the living present, Heart within and God overhead.
Tantalus, too, great as he was above all mortals, went down to the kingdom of the dead, never to return.
I think that the man is at a dead set who has got through a knot-hole or gateway where his sledge load of furniture cannot follow him.
Any prospect of awakening or coming to life to a dead man makes indifferent all times and places.
The legions of these Myrmidons covered all the hills and vales in my wood-yard, and the ground was already strewn with the dead and dying, both red and black.
My employment out of doors now was to collect the dead wood in the forest, bringing it in my hands or on my shoulders, or sometimes trailing a dead pine tree under each arm to my shed.
At length the old hound burst into view with muzzle to the ground, and snapping the air as if possessed, and ran directly to the rock; but, spying the dead fox, she suddenly ceased her hounding as if struck dumb with amazement, and walked round and round him in silence; and one by one her pups arrived, and, like their mother, were sobered into silence by the mystery.
Walden was dead and is alive again.
Then amidst a dead silence the feeble voice of the commander-in-chief was heard.
The Cossack was dead, but the horse still struggled.
Amid the smoke, deafened by the incessant reports which always made him jump, Tushin not taking his pipe from his mouth ran from gun to gun, now aiming, now counting the charges, now giving orders about replacing dead or wounded horses and harnessing fresh ones, and shouting in his feeble voice, so high pitched and irresolute.
He was placed on "Matvevna," the gun from which they had removed the dead officer.
"He's dead--why carry him?" said another.
The French, who had ceased firing at this field strewn with dead and wounded where there was no one left to fire at, on seeing an adjutant riding over it trained a gun on him and fired several shots.
"Fine men!" remarked Napoleon, looking at a dead Russian grenadier, who, with his face buried in the ground and a blackened nape, lay on his stomach with an already stiffened arm flung wide.
She was lying dead, in the same position he had seen her in five minutes before and, despite the fixed eyes and the pallor of the cheeks, the same expression was on her charming childlike face with its upper lip covered with tiny black hair.
"I love you all, and have done no harm to anyone; and what have you done to me?"--said her charming, pathetic, dead face.
But what was still stranger, though of this Prince Andrew said nothing to his sister, was that in the expression the sculptor had happened to give the angel's face, Prince Andrew read the same mild reproach he had read on the face of his dead wife: "Ah, why have you done this to me?"
He was not dead, but evidently the crisis was over and he was convalescent.
That one is dead, I fancy.
So vividly did he recall that hospital stench of dead flesh that he looked round to see where the smell came from.
Only the dead-looking evergreen firs dotted about in the forest, and this oak, refused to yield to the charm of spring or notice either the spring or the sunshine.
Look at those cramped dead firs, ever the same, and at me too, sticking out my broken and barked fingers just where they have grown, whether from my back or my sides: as they have grown so I stand, and I do not believe in your hopes and your lies.
Then he would turn away to the portrait of his dead Lise, who with hair curled a la grecque looked tenderly and gaily at him out of the gilt frame.
And suddenly I saw him lying like a dead body; then he gradually recovered and went with me into my study carrying a large book of sheets of drawing paper; I said, "I drew that," and he answered by bowing his head.
Let the dead bury their dead, but while one has life one must live and be happy! thought he.
He liked giving a painful lash on the neck to some peasant who, more dead than alive, was already hurrying out of his way.
"When they are dead, what shall I drive?" said Balaga with a wink.
Why, she'll rush out more dead than alive just in the things she is wearing; if you delay at all there'll be tears and 'Papa' and 'Mamma,' and she's frozen in a minute and must go back--but you wrap the fur cloak round her first thing and carry her to the sleigh.
The old man was still sitting in the ornamental garden, like a fly impassive on the face of a loved one who is dead, tapping the last on which he was making the bast shoe, and two little girls, running out from the hot house carrying in their skirts plums they had plucked from the trees there, came upon Prince Andrew.
"No, he's not dead--it's impossible!" she told herself and approached him, and repressing the terror that seized her, she pressed her lips to his cheek.
Just as horses shy and snort and gather about a dead horse, so the inmates of the house and strangers crowded into the drawing room round the coffin--the Marshal, the village Elder, peasant women--and all with fixed and frightened eyes, crossing themselves, bowed and kissed the old prince's cold and stiffened hand.
For herself she did not care where she remained or what happened to her, but she felt herself the representative of her dead father and of Prince Andrew.
With wide-open eyes she gazed at the moonlight and the shadows, expecting every moment to see his dead face, and she felt that the silence brooding over the house and within it held her fast.
But not only was it impossible to make out what was happening from where he was standing down below, or from the knoll above on which some of his generals had taken their stand, but even from the fleches themselves--in which by this time there were now Russian and now French soldiers, alternately or together, dead, wounded, alive, frightened, or maddened-- even at those fleches themselves it was impossible to make out what was taking place.
Here and there among the cells containing dead brood and honey an angry buzzing can sometimes be heard.
Only a few of them still move, rise, and feebly fly to settle on the enemy's hand, lacking the spirit to die stinging him; the rest are dead and fall as lightly as fish scales.
Aren't they afraid of sinning?... said the same mob now, looking with pained distress at the dead body with its long, thin, half-severed neck and its livid face stained with blood and dust.
Natasha went up, looked at the dead eyes, and hastened to close them.
Yes; dead, dead, so he is...
Thirty thousand devils!... the convoy guards began cursing and the French soldiers, with fresh virulence, drove away with their swords the crowd of prisoners who were gazing at the dead man.
Tikhon, who at first did rough work, laying campfires, fetching water, flaying dead horses, and so on, soon showed a great liking and aptitude for partisan warfare.
The road along which they moved was bordered on both sides by dead horses; ragged men who had fallen behind from various regiments continually changed about, now joining the moving column, now again lagging behind it.
The quartermasters who met the regiment announced that all the huts were full of sick and dead Frenchmen, cavalrymen, and members of the staff.
That peasant near Mozhaysk where the battle was said the men were all called up from ten villages around and they carted for twenty days and still didn't finish carting the dead away.
When dealing with the affairs and papers of his dead wife, her memory aroused in him no feeling but pity that she had not known the bliss he now knew.
From broken remarks about Natasha and his father, from the emotion with which Pierre spoke of that dead father, and from the careful, reverent tenderness with which Natasha spoke of him, the boy, who was only just beginning to guess what love is, derived the notion that his father had loved Natasha and when dying had left her to his friend.
He was dead on when he said she was more afraid of her emotions than him.
If he hadn't come along, she'd probably be dead, and yet, he had done nothing to assist after Allen left.
If you throw one more dead animal at my feet, I'm going to beat you over the head with it.
Her gaze stopped on the dead Indian and her stomach lurched.
"Drop dead; prick your finger, cross your heart," he added as we smiled our agreement.
We knew similar situations would arise when missing children would be found dead, or actually murdered.
Saying the words resurrected the near-forgotten facts; Quinn, and Martha, both dead and gone.
We'll meet soon, brother, his long-dead sister had told him right before he awoke.
To be reminded first by a woman who should be dead and again by a Healer of some sort … He shook out his shoulders and nudged his XO awake, not wanting to deal with the thoughts.
In a few days, he'd be dead, and food wouldn't matter.
By the time they found out what it was, she'd probably be near dead, like stage four cancer.
Her phone began to ring again as she slid into a dead faint.
The instincts of the newly minted spy were dead on.
He is really dead now, and will wither very quickly.
"They are probably keeping us for some ceremony," the Wizard answered, reflectively; "but there is no doubt they intend to kill us as dead as possible in a short time."
Mass extinction, deforestation, dead zones in oceans, and on and on and on.
War, poverty, misery, and nearly one hundred million people dead came from what essentially was a single wrong turn.
Mass communication means we no longer read a number like "a million dead"—we actually see them, see pictures of them.
I am very sorry that poor little Peregrine is dead now.
His mother was dead and his father was too poor to take care of him.
Some time ago, when a policeman shot dead her dog, a dearly loved daily companion, she found in her forgiving heart no condemnation for the man; she only said, 'If he had only known what a good dog she was, he wouldn't have shot her.'
One large bundle held their all--bed, coffee-mill, looking-glass, hens--all but the cat; she took to the woods and became a wild cat, and, as I learned afterward, trod in a trap set for woodchucks, and so became a dead cat at last.
The dead and for the most part unmerchantable wood behind my house, and the driftwood from the pond, have supplied the remainder of my fuel.
How often he is at a dead set!
He's been dead since morning.
I remember how he began speaking to him about Lise as if she were alive--he had forgotten she was dead--and Tikhon reminded him that she was no more, and he shouted, 'Fool!'
Clouds gathered and drops of rain began to fall on the dead and wounded, on the frightened, exhausted, and hesitating men, as if to say: Enough, men!
"So Howie doesn't know you were attacked and both Bryce brothers are dead," she said as a statement, followed by a sigh.
On the morning of June 28, 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, were shot dead in Sarajevo by nineteen-year-old assassin Gavrilo Princip.
That is exactly what happens, again and again, with unspeakable results: dead bodies by the millions, each someone's child, and millions more mutilated.
The voice and words belonged to Josh, and yet he had been dead for more than two years.
Imagine if all the people with boring, dead-end machine jobs were told they never had to work another day in their life at a job they did not like.
We still have people in boring, dead-end jobs only because we haven't built a machine to do the work.