Usage examples for mortis

  1. Before Rigor Mortis could set in or the Undertaker had time to flash a Tape Measure, Aleck was up at the grief- stricken Home to cop out an Option on the Interest. – Ade's Fables by George Ade
  2. Indeed, it is doubtful whether he had ever had any, considering the fact of the malady, which had, as he says in a singularly manly and dignified commentatio mortis dated January 29, 1887, struck down his father and grandfather in middle life long before they came to his present age. – Matthew Arnold by George Saintsbury