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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Death-marked marked for or by death, destined to die
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. deáth; Ger. tod. See Dead and Die.


In literature:

He was a marked man, and should not have been so incautious, but in these days death held no threat for Hump Doane.
"The Roof Tree" by Charles Neville Buck
Your breath is hot with disease; the mark of death is on your face; the snake of the pestilence has bitten you.
"The Bridge of the Gods" by Frederic Homer Balch
His death seemed to have marked a step in the education of the people everywhere.
"The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to Prose, Vol. X (of X) - America - II, Index" by Various
Why should death mark it, and he so young?
"The Universal Reciter" by Various
Marked with the orifices of what once had been volcanoes, the floor of that Lake of Death was hundreds of miles in extent.
"The Finding of Haldgren" by Charles Willard Diffin
He was white as death save for the red spots that marked his fever.
"Claire" by Leslie Burton Blades
Death does not come so close without leaving its mark on the watchers.
"Kildares of Storm" by Eleanor Mercein Kelly
In these the local lesions are not strongly marked, and death seems due to acute intoxication.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
Even in the big hospital she had never seen a face more strongly stamped with the marks of impending death.
"The Peace of Roaring River" by George van Schaick
When I tol' teacher, she said, 'Death loves a shining mark.
"The American Missionary -- Volume 39, No. 03, March, 1885" by Various
Woolfolk bent over him, searching for a mark of violence, for the cause of the other's death.
"Wild Oranges" by Joseph Hergesheimer
Every tree bore marks of death, and every ditch was one continued grave.
"Before and after Waterloo" by Edward Stanley
Valedictory eloquence is rare, and death-bed sayings have not often hit the mark of the occasion.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 16 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Mark's gospel, written to the best of our knowledge about fifty years after the death of Jesus, nowhere refers to it.
"From Bondage to Liberty in Religion" by George T. Ashley
Only an instant till a whistling shriek marked the coming of death.
"Astounding Stories, June, 1931" by Various
There are a score of other cases on record in which death has appeared on the stage of a theater for the purpose of marking its victims.
"The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 3" by Various
One birth and three deaths mark the year 1640.
"Great Masters in Painting: Rembrandt van Rijn" by Malcolm Bell
Mark the haggard faces already stamped with the impress of death.
"The Night Side of London" by J. Ewing Ritchie
It retained the marks of what had happened before death.
"The State of the Blessed Dead" by Henry Alford
The biblical view of death is that it marks the transition from a state of probation to a state of retribution.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Gospel of St. John, Vol. I" by Marcus Dods

In poetry:

Behold what crowding graves! what emblems round!
What living lectures breathe from every stone!
No airy boast of grandeur marks the ground;
These humble teachers talk of Death alone.
"Time: An Elegy. Written Near The Ruins Of Elgin Cathedral" by Robert Alves
O SORROW! thou that cuttest down the plant
Of this world's promise close to the very root,
Give us, for lo thou canst! the thing we want, --
Courage, and power above death's mark to shoot.
"The Traveler" by Annie Adams Fields
Fame ne'er had roused, nor song her records kept;
The gem, the ore, the marble breathing life,
The pencil's colours: all in earth had slept,
Now see them mark with death his victim's strife.
"Ambition" by Maria Gowen Brooks
It had been marked with care,
It had been bowed in prayer,
For many a year ere death upon it stole.
O'er it I bent alone.
'T was love's forsaken throne,
And its death chill went to my very soul!
"My Father, Mother, Brothers, Sisters" by John Pierpont
Death's shafts fly thick, and love a noble mark.
--And one hath fallen who bore upon his shield
The name and lineage of an honor'd race
Who gave us rulers in those ancient days
Where truth stood first and gain was left behind.
"Governor Joseph Trumbull," by Lydia Howard Huntley Sigourney
Mark how her turning shoulders wind the hours,
And hasten while her penniless rich palms
Pass superscription of bent foam and wave,—
Hasten, while they are true,—sleep, death, desire,
Close round one instant in one floating flower.
"Voyages II" by Harold Hart Crane

In news:

Today marks two weeks since the death of Whitney Houston and it still amazes how crazy the reaction to her passing was.
The dead man Los Angeles firefighters discovered early Sunday morning marks the first death at the public transit stop.
Part 1" marked the beginning of the end with a gripping feeling of doom and gloom, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
The death of a hunter whose body was found Sunday morning in Wilkes County has been ruled a homicide, Sheriff Mark Moore said.
Sept 18 marks the 40th anniversary of the death of the rock 'n' roll icon.
Mark Blount pleaded no contest to involuntary manslaughter and operating a vehicle without a license causing death.
Wilkes County Sheriff Mark Moore says the death of 35-year-old Jeffrey Sean Gebhardt of Blairsville, Ga.
A Pakistani Shi'ite Muslim boy attends a Muharram procession ahead of Ashura, to mark the death of Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Mohammad, in Lahore, November 24, 2012.
A Pakistani Shi'ite Muslim boy attends a Muharram procession ahead of Ashura, to mark the death of Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Mohammad, in Lahore, November 24, 2012.
Mass tattooing marks anniversary of infant's death.
Mark Jensen, 48, has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of his 40-year-old wife, Julie Jensen .
Joyous Americans gather to mark bin Laden death.
Pyongyang – North Korea marked the centenary of the death of its founder Kim Il-sung with a massive military parade in the center of Pyongyang.
Playboy marks Marilyn Monroe 's death with photo tribute.
Modesto witness says he's marked for death.

In science:

The birth/death transition, at J = 0 and g = 0 The plots below highlight this construction for two relevant Potentials, the cubic and quartic (marked as “critical points” in the plots), represents the addition of extra handles.
Complex Path Integrals and the Space of Theories
Transients in distant galaxies need to be sufficiently bright so as to be detectable and in almost all cases these transients are catastrophic events, marking the deaths of stars.
Cosmic Explosions (Optical Transients)
The data marks y are the number of deaths associated with each accident.
Mixture Modeling for Marked Poisson Processes
The corresponding marked simplex and cascade are needed, but the tuple of birth-time, death-time and optionally the associated homology cycle are not needed for further work.
Interleaved computation for persistent homology