dead or alive

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  • Info Dead or alive was historically, and is in popular culture, a common qualification on a wanted poster.
  • Dead or alive they should be got out if it killed them all. Cited from The City of Fire, by Grace Livingston Hill
  • Probably he did not know at present whether he was dead or alive. Cited from For Fortune and Glory, by Lewis Hough
  • She used to wonder at such times whether he were dead or alive. Cited from Half a Life-time Ago, by Elizabeth Gaskell
  • She did, however, want her daughter found, whether she was dead or alive.
  • If God so will we shall take them all dead or alive. Cited from Four Arthurian Romances, by Chretien DeTroyes
  • Not that there is any one to care whether I am dead or alive. Cited from One Generation to Another,Henry Seton Merriman
  • Dead or alive he was all the world to her now. Cited from Foul Play, by Charles Reade and Dion Boucicault
  • Let us, at all events, hear if she is dead or alive. Cited from Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley
  • He asked me if his wife was dead or alive. Cited from Victorian Short Stories: Successful Marriages, by Gaskell, et al.
  • So help me, I never laid eyes on the old lady -- dead or alive! Cited from The Diamond Cross Mystery, by Chester K. Steele
  • But I have never myself seen one either dead or alive in the spring or summer. Cited from Birds of Guernsey (1879), by Cecil Smith
  • They do not know whether you are dead or alive. Cited from Dorian, by Nephi Anderson
  • He does not know whether they are dead or alive. Cited from The Soul of the War, by Philip Gibbs, Intro. by Anthony Langley
  • Once he is gone, the next mystery is if he is dead or alive.
  • No one else, dead or alive, could ever have written anything which I have written. Cited from Punch, Vol. 158, June 30th, 1920, ed. by Sir Owen Seaman
  • The people I have loved are all there still, whether they are dead or alive. Cited from Father Payne, by Arthur Christopher Benson
  • I do not know where any of my other four children are, nor whether they be dead or alive. Cited from Narrative of the Life of Moses Grandy, by Moses Grandy
  • It does n't make much difference whether I take you back dead or alive. Cited from Never-Fail Blake, by Arthur Stringer
  • You are mine, not his, whether he is dead or alive. Cited from The Dream Doctor, by Arthur B. Reeve
  • Did they fancy that it was nothing to him if his wife and child were dead or alive? Cited from A Mummer's Wife, by George Moore
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