dead person

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Noun1.dead person - someone who is no longer alivedead person - someone who is no longer alive; "I wonder what the dead person would have done"
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
dead - people who are no longer living; "they buried the dead"
infernal - an inhabitant of Hell; "his roar made the infernals quake"
living dead, zombie, zombi - a dead body that has been brought back to life by a supernatural force
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She was the first dead person he had ever seen, and he remembered how strangely it had affected him.
I don't mind telling YOU," says Bucket with an engaging appearance of frankness, "that as far as I can understand it, there seems to be a doubt whether this dead person wasn't entitled to a little property, and whether this female hasn't been up to some games respecting that property, don't you see?
She was like a dead person, who should hold in reserve the key to her tomb.
Poor old Uncle Silas, he looked more like a dead person than a live one, his eyes was so hollow and he looked so thin and so mournful.
I felt as if I were entering the room of a dead person.
Growing accustomed to the darkness, for the windows were open and showed grey squares with splinters of starlight, one could distinguish a lean form, terribly like the body of a dead person, the body indeed of William Pepper, asleep too.
Now and again some one groaned, but for the most part they were as limp as so many dead persons.
So, it is important for the Indian government to devise a policy for its media that sets guidelines on how to report on such sensitive topics because not only is such reporting disrespectful to a dead person but also towards their family.
RAMALLAH, January 18, 2018 (WAFA) -- The Ministry of Health identified on Thursday the Palestinian who was killed in Jenin during the army raid earlier in the day as Ahmad Ismail Jarrar, 31, retracting earlier reports that named the dead person as Ahmad Nasr Jarrar.
The health ministry identified the dead person as a 36-year-old woman.
Sometimes, it happens the dead person may be aware that he is already dead but may refuse to accept or admit it.
The public might claim they are not surprised a dead person was not found for 10 hours when patients are left on trolleys for days.