the deceased


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Translations
الفَقيد
nebožtíkzesnulý
den afdøde
elhunyt: az elhunyt
hinn látni
ölmüş kimselerölüler

deceased

(diˈsiːst) adjective
dead. His parents, now deceased, were very wealthy.
the deceased
in law, the dead person already mentioned, especially one who has recently died. Were you a friend of the deceased?
References in classic literature ?
The internal jugular vein had been cut through, with such violence, judging by the appearances, that the wound could not have been inflicted, in the act of suicide, by the hand of the deceased person.
But above the gate was another banner, on which the figure of a white horse, rudely painted, indicated the nation and rank of the deceased, by the well-known symbol of Hengist and his Saxon warriors.
All arrangements for the funeral had been so well attended to that had the deceased known he would doubtless have approved.
I at once examined the bedroom of the deceased which, by the advice of the doctors, had been kept locked, and was consequently exactly as it had been when the tragedy occurred.
Beauly had been actually questioned by the deceased lady on the subject of cosmetic applications to the complexion.
The Detective eagerly scanned the page, and found an official statement that the deceased was dead.
On forcing the door of the room, the deceased gentleman was discovered, dead, with the pillow of the bed over his face.
He had sanctioned his sister's proposal that the deceased lady should be laid in her mother's grave in Limmeridge churchyard.
If during the time in which John May must have killed Charles May, if he killed him at all, Charles May was miles away from where John May must have been, it is plain that the deceased must have come to his death at the hands of someone else.
As the deceased had taken no further notice of his nephew in his lifetime, than sending to his eldest boy (who had been christened after him, on desperate speculation) a silver spoon in a morocco case, which, as he had not too much to eat with it, seemed a kind of satire upon his having been born without that useful article of plate in his mouth, Mr Godfrey Nickleby could, at first, scarcely believe the tidings thus conveyed to him.
A girl, selected for the task by her rank and qualifications, commenced by modest allusions to the qualities of the deceased warrior, embellishing her expressions with those oriental images that the Indians have probably brought with them from the extremes of the other continent, and which form of themselves a link to connect the ancient histories of the two worlds.
The same provident care for the deceased that prevails among the hunting tribes of the prairies is observable among the piscatory tribes of the rivers and sea-coast.