n.1.Appearance of death.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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A Minute Ago, 2014, Rose's latest work, aligns the spirit of "deathfulness" evoked in Sitting Feeding Sleeping with the rippling of time and space in Palisades in Palisades.
Sad to say, if Dickens perceived a deathfulness in Mr Lobley's 'big red face', his vision was all too accurate.
In a fundamental sense, none of this is escapable although to an extent it may be "contained" (or "defended against") in various ways through the maneuvers of repetition compulsion, maneuvers which establish the structuring of narration against the inevitability of absencing, inherent contradictoriness, kinesis, and "deathfulness" (cf.