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Definition of mortal noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (often humorous)
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  1. 1a human, especially an ordinary person with little power or influence synonym human being
  2. 2 old stories about gods and mortals
  3. 3(humorous) Such things are not for mere mortals like ourselves.
  4. 4(humorous) She can deal with complicated numbers in her head, but we lesser mortals need calculators!
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