dead than alive

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  • The cause they served was better off with them dead than alive. Cited from Green Fancy, George Barr McCutcheon
  • More dead than alive she reached home, but warm from head to foot. Cited from The Camp Fire Girls at School, by Hildegard G. Frey
  • I found her outside more dead than alive, and I brought her in. Cited from Madame Flirt, by Charles E. Pearce
  • He arrived more dead than alive and lay there for several weeks between life and death. Cited from The Portrait of a Lady, Vol 1, by Henry James
  • I would rather see you dead than alive in his hands. Cited from Vittoria by George Meredith, v4
  • I did not reach home till near Sunday morning, more dead than alive. Cited from History of the American Clock Business, by Chauncey Jerome
  • The poor fellow soon returned on board, more dead than alive. Cited from Voyages and Travels, Vol. 13, by Robert Kerr
  • And more dead than alive, it seemed to me, she fell once more into my arms. Cited from The Way of a Man, by Emerson Hough
  • The man had not yet recovered and looked to be more dead than alive. Cited from The Rover Boys in Camp, by Arthur M. Winfield
  • When we left our boats we were more dead than alive. Cited from Hidden Treasures, by Harry A. Lewis
  • At last he reached a narrow lane; he entered it more dead than alive. Cited from The Continental Classics, Volume XVIII, Mystery Tales, by Various
  • We were more dead than alive when a sail appeared in sight. Cited from Mountain Moggy, by William H. G. Kingston
  • At last he reached the lines, more dead than alive. Cited from Young Lion of the Woods, by Thomas Barlow Smith
  • He was more dead than alive, but even then would not give up the chase. Cited from The Great Round World, Vol. 1, No. 21, April 1, 1897, by Various
  • He was lying for five days between two barracks more dead than alive. Cited from Independent Bohemia, by Vladimir Nosek
  • His agony is like that of one who would rather be dead than alive. Cited from Four Arthurian Romances, by Chretien DeTroyes
  • He was picked up more dead than alive, and thrown into prison. Cited from Morocco, by S.L. Bensusan
  • When at last the post was gained Dave was more dead than alive. Cited from On the Trail of Pontiac, by Edward Stratemeyer
  • He remained there three hours; and, when he was cut down, he was more dead than alive. Cited from Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Harriet Jacobs (AKA Linda Brent)
  • At length, he knew not how, more dead than alive, he reached the gate of the city. Cited from The Wit and Humor of America, Volume VII (of X), by Various
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