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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of perish.

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Examples

  • Thus man passes away; his name perishes from record and recollection; his history is as a tale that is told, and his very monument becomes a ruin.

    The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon

  • Forced to capitulate to one or another of the masculine sides, the feminine in these narratives perishes, is married, or in the case of Lalla Rookh itself, is transformed into her masculine twin.

    Irish Odalisques and Other Seductive Figures: Thomas Moore

  • Absorbed in the volume Eugene had given her, her thoughts wandered on with the author, amid the moldering monuments of Westminster Abbey, and finally the sketch was concluded by that solemn paragraph: "Thus man passes away; his name perishes from record and recollection; his history is as a tale that is told, and his very monument becomes a ruin."

    Beulah

  • Knowledge is not secure until it is widespread; and civilization perishes, which is segregated in a world of barbarism.

    The Unity of Civilization

  • Isn't there something in the Bible about he who takes the sword perishes with the sword?

    The Obstacle Race

  • [1] A commonplace saying, which translates as, ‘The spoken word perishes, but the written word remains’.

    Letter 34

  • Ham's name perishes here, since the Holy Spirit hates it, whose hatred is, indeed, a serious hatred.

    Commentary on Genesis, Vol. II Luther on Sin and the Flood

  • It must not be supposed that this process can be carried on indefinitely, for the glass tends to lose its viscous properties after a time, or, at all events, it "perishes" in some way, especially if it has been allowed to get very thin; consequently too frequent attempts on the same glass are unprofitable.

    On Laboratory Arts

  • To preserve the Lone Pine's DNA in case it perishes, researchers have taken cuttings of branches and grafted them onto the trunks of similar pines.

    Hope of the Lone Pine: As Tree Clings to Life, So Does Japanese City

  • Major Woodruff's thesis is that the white-skinned, blue-eyed Aryan, born to government and command, ever leaving his primeval, overcast and foggy home, ever commands and governs the rest of the world and ever perishes because of the too-white light he encounters.

    CHAPTER XXII

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