[ adjective ] bringing death
Used in print("Editorials"...)
The weekly loss is partly counterbalanced by 500 arrivals each_week from West_Germany , but the hard truth , says Crossman , is that `` The closing_off of East_Berlin without interference from the West and with the use only of East_German , as distinct from Russian , troops was a major Communist victory , which dealt West_Berlin a deadly , possibly a fatal , blow .(Jack Kaplan, "The Health Machine Menace: Therapy by...)
In such diseases as cancer , tuberculosis , and heart_disease , early diagnosis and treatment are so vital that the waste_of_time by the patient with Doctor_Fraud 's cure-all gadget can prove fatal .(Howard Nemerov, "Themes and Methods: The Early...)
This passion brings_on a fit which proves fatal .
Piepsam 's fatal rage arises not_only because he cannot stop the cyclist , but also because God will not stop him ; as Piepsam says to the crowd in his last moments : `` His justice is not of this world '' .
[ adjective ] having momentous consequences; of decisive importance
"that fateful meeting of the U.N. when...it declared war on North Korea"- Saturday Rev "the fatal day of the election finally arrived"
Used in print(Howard Nemerov, "Themes and Methods: The Early...)
Hieronymus , like Piepsam , makes his protest quite in_vain , and his rejection , though not fatal , is ridiculous and humiliating ; he is simply thrown_out of the shop by the porter .
[ adjective ] (of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences; bringing ruin
"the stock market crashed on Black Friday" "a calamitous defeat" "a disastrous end to a disastrous campaign" "this would be absolutely fatal to my theory"