Definitions

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  • n. The act of perishing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of perishing.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of perishing; also, injury.

Etymologies

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Compare Old French perissement.

Examples

  • The shape of things to come arose on the horizon, a deeper red and monumental in its formlessness, and something like gravity held us so close to the earth that my bones felt like fossils and Lisa beside me pushed close and deeper into the warm field mud as the shape assumed some geometric form that I had never before seen yet understood perfectly filling first the horizon then the sky itself above our heads while in each other's arms Lisa and I sunk deeper and deeper into the earth, the strange gravity driving us not to perishment but to some protected place free from the consuming red shape so dangerously familiar.

    Her Own Geometry

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