There was the deadliness of the story: its lack of malice, even of resentment.
Silently and with deadliness apparent in every move they approached him.
Slander nips it like a frost; in deadliness it is second only to ridicule.
But the knowledge of his deadliness kept him from being made a target.
As to Navel-ill, much has been written on the deadliness of the complaint.