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cut dead

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  • Anyone who's capable of bringing this disgrace upon us deserves to be sent to Coventry, and cut dead!

  • The man who is cut dead by all his acquaintance suffers more than he would from hunger or physical fear.

    Creative Intelligence John Dewey, Addison W. Moore, Harold Chapman Brown, George H. Mead, Boyd H. Bode, Henry Waldgrave, Stuart James, Hayden Tufts, Horace M. Kallen
  • It cut dead at the heart of his ambition; it would be a shock as great as the discovery of Countess Ellenburg's ambitions.

    Sophy of Kravonia Anthony Hope
  • Why should she have been there talking to the very man whom she had a week ago cut dead in the village?

    The Imaginary Marriage Henry St. John Cooper
  • When a man's been cut dead during the whole term, he can't be looked on as one of the house very well.

    The White Feather P. G. Wodehouse

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