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The troubles of daily life. From Shakespeare's Hamlet.
For in that sleep of death what dreams may come,
When we have shuffled off this mortal coil,
Must give us pause.
by Mason W December 07, 2007
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Life as we know it; often looked upon with negative connotations.
Until the day we shed this mortal coil, we must live life to its fullest.
by Mike Snyder February 15, 2005
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The Mortal Coil is the understanding that we have been given the greatest gift, the gift of life, and with this gift we have also been given the knowledge that it will be taken away from us one day due to our mortality.
We all ,as conscious beings on this Earth, must come to our own terms with "The Mortal Coil".
by Shaun Kernahan August 27, 2008
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