American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Extra play added to determine the winner of a tied game, often with the victory awarded to the first to score.
- n. Instantaneous, unexpected death not caused by violence.
- n. sports The climax of a game, in which the next team to score instantly wins; often in an extra period of time following a tie at the end of the regular period of play.
- n. (sports) overtime in which play is stopped as soon as one contestant scores; e.g. football and golf
“Bundy still accommodated dissent within his staff: his junior aide, East Asia expert James C. Thomson, Jr., would write a laudatory op-ed upon Bundys sudden death in 1996, highlighting how his boss tolerated and even encouraged his Vietnam skepticism at the very time Bundy himself was pressing for escalation.”
“Grantchester's pleasure in prolonging Quorn's agony had directly led to Quorn's sudden death … from heart failure, from stroke or from shock; one or another.”
“An excellent observer,12 in describing the behaviour of a girl at the sudden death of her father, says she "went about the house wringing her hands like a creature demented, saying ` It was her fault; '` I should never have left him;' ` If I had only sat up with him, '" &c.”
“Some of the songs were old ones; but some of them were quite new and spoke confidently of the sudden death of the dragon and of cargoes of rich presents coming down the river to Lake-town.”
“Of these the little FÃ¢-ying (whose sudden death by cholera I have described) was her favorite; and after her death the faithful creature turned her dimmed eyes and chastened pride to the young prince Chulalonkorn.”
“Instead of the enjoyment of comfort and rest, and days of busy companionship and revivifying hopes, there was the shock that sudden death inflicts, dramatic loneliness, dry-eyed grief, forced exertion, and the abandonment of brightening prospects.”
“Joanna began thinking about noncardiac causes of sudden death in a middle-aged man.”
“This was nothing less than a notice of the sudden death of Mrs. Frederick Hampstead at a private asylum.”
“A sad note was struck by the sudden death of old Coenus.”
““Where is Adam?” but the sudden death of her husband had restored him in these hours to that first place in her affections which he had held six-and-twenty years ago.”
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