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Sample sentences for the GRE study word defunct

defunct can be used as a adj

1.The organs, though defunct and dead before. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
2.In truth, it turned out to be one of those problematical whales that seem to dry up and die with a sort of prodigious dyspepsia, or indigestion leaving their defunct bodies almost entirely bankrupt of anything like oil. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
3.During our expedition to Bethune the husband of my duchess died so, my dear, the coffer of the defunct holding out its arms to me, I shall marry the widow. - from The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
4.It was then queried whether there were any special desires on the part of the defunct and the reply was _We greet you, friends of earth, who are still in the body. - from Ulysses by James Joyce
5.Of companions now in various manners in different places defunct Percy Apjohn killed in action, Modder River, Philip Gilligan phthisis, Jervis Street hospital, Matthew F. - from Ulysses by James Joyce

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