Usage examples for mortally

  1. A short time after it was learned that the general was badly but not mortally wounded, and that he had been found, and his wounds would quickly heal. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  2. And when Balan fought with his brother, Balyn, by mistake, and both were mortally wounded, Balan entreated the lady of the Tower to send for a priest: " Yea," said the lady, " it shall be done," and so she sent for a priest to give them their rights. – Studies from Court and Cloister by J.M. Stone
  3. One of the scoundrels might have made believe that you were in the way, or that you had struck him, and falling upon you suddenly, before you had time to draw your sword, have given you a thrust that would have done for you; and if he failed to wound you mortally; the others could have pretended to come to their comrade's aid, and have completed the job- nothing would have been easier. – Captain Fracasse by Theophile Gautier