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Synonyms for corpse

Synonyms for corpse

the physical frame of a dead person or animal

Synonyms for corpse

the dead body of a human being

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The men at the edge of the raft, armed with long sticks, pressed with violence against the shore to send off the frail construction with sufficient impetus to force its way through corpses and ice-floes to the other shore.
After a thorough investigation of every portion of the house, without farther discovery, the party made its way into a small paved yard in the rear of the building, where lay the corpse of the old lady, with her throat so entirely cut that, upon an attempt to raise her, the head fell off.
Trippetta, pale as a corpse, advanced to the monarch's seat, and, falling on her knees before him, implored him to spare her friend.
On the following morning it was seen that one of the corpses had been partially devoured.
One of the last corpses to pass him was still clothed in the white robe of a Wieroo, blood-stained over the headless neck that it concealed.
To men I am still something between a fool and a corpse.
Espied by some timid man-of-war or blundering discovery-vessel from afar, when the distance obscuring the swarming fowls, nevertheless still shows the white mass floating in the sun, and the white spray heaving high against it; straightway the whale's unharming corpse, with trembling fingers is set down in the log -- shoals, rocks, and breakers hereabouts: beware
After having been on his feet twenty-four hours, in the exhausting work of mountain-climbing, Sir George began the reascent at the head of the relief party of six guides, to recover the corpse of his brother.
He felt sure he never could draw a safe breath again until that man was dead and he had seen the corpse.
At last I give in, and went and took a look myself; and it was just as Tom said--there wasn't a sign of a corpse.
He then took up the corpse and carried it into his wife's room, nearly driving her crazy with fright.
The body was entirely naked, the clothing being strewn about the corpse.
These horrible chills, which make my teeth chatter and seem to dislocate my bones, begin to pervade my whole frame; in five minutes the malady will reach its height, and in a quarter of an hour there will be nothing left of me but a corpse.
The corpse was dressed in a uniform that once had been blue, but was now faded to a mel- ancholy shade of green.
Then he pressed my hands again, and moved away still smiling, smiling, but in an odd, weary sort of manner, much as a corpse might smile.