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  1. (figurative or humorous) superlative form of dead: most dead.
    • 1848, Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre[1]:
      What crime was this, that lived incarnate in this sequestered mansion, and could neither be expelled nor subdued by the owner? -- what mystery, that broke out now in fire and now in blood, at the deadest hours of night?
    • 1915, Kenneth Grahame, The Golden Age[2]:
      Here Rosa fell flat on her back in the deadest of faints. Her limbs were rigid, her eyes glassy; what had Jerry been doing? It must have been something very bad, for her to take on like that.