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Your bank might be defunct before the end of the sixth game.

They are all volcanic, and indeed some are nothing but an agglomeration of defunct craters.

Defunct or not, then, the business was presumably worth at least that.

Of the great pictures of David the defunct, we need not, then, say much.

I do not think it necessary that our sons should study these defunct tongues.

The wonder of it was my magnificent resemblance to the defunct.

I remarked, that I stepped into the uniform of the defunct major-general.

She is a sort of Merchant, continuing the business of her defunct husband.

Nevertheless, the appearance of the defunct threw my mind into a ferment.

It was due to the probably noisome Mr. McCaffrey, now defunct.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, from Old French defunct (14c., Modern French defunt) or directly from Latin defunctus "dead," literally "off-duty," from past participle of defungi "to discharge, finish," from de- "off, completely" (see de-) + fungi "perform or discharge duty," from PIE root *bheug- (2) "to enjoy" (see brook (v.)).

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