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  • adj. extremely cold.
  • v. Present participle of perish.


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  • First off, we wouldn't have to buy heating oil to avoid freezing, and reportedly not have to run an A/C to keep from perishing from the humidity and heat.

    fuel, food, utilities, taxes,et cetera.

  • Too many are barely surviving and perishing from the greed of these profiteers without conscience.

    Health care ad wars continue

  • To rescue good books from perishing is one of the main objects of book-collecting.

    Book Collecting

  • In Austria no one had been eloquent as Lincoln had about government by the people not perishing from the earth.

    Change Or Decay

  • He shuddered at the approaching Auto da Fe, at the idea of perishing in flames, and only escaping from indurable torments to pass into others more subtile and ever-lasting!

    The Monk

  • Fear gave way to excitement; and the idea of perishing amid this terrible war of the elements was worth years of the monotony of every-day life.

    The Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, February 1844 Volume 23, Number 2

  • True that there is a strong feeling of horror excited by the idea of perishing from the earth and being forgotten, of losing all those honors and all that fame awaited them.

    The Life of Harriet Beecher Stowe

  • There are men and women here now who are dead -- dead while they live, and when they come to die, the perishing, which is condemnation and ruin, will only be the making visible, in another condition of life, of what is the fact to-day.

    Expositions of Holy Scripture St. John Chapters I to XIV

  • Maddened with the idea of perishing by such treachery, Newton again exerted his frantic efforts again and again without success.

    Newton Forster The Merchant Service

  • I hate the Mississippi, and as I look down upon its wild and filthy waters, boiling and eddying, and reflect how uncertain is travelling in this region of high-pressure, and disregard of social rights, I cannot help feeling a disgust at the idea of perishing in such

    Diary in America, Series One


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  • My adjectival use: 'There was a perishing wind.'

    August 23, 2011