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Definitions of death

  1. the act of killing; " he had two deaths on his conscience"
  2. the event of dying or departure from life; " her death came as a terrible shock"; " upon your decease the capital will pass to your grandchildren"
  3. the personification of death; " Death walked the streets of the plague- bound city"
  4. the permanent end of all life functions in an organism or part of an organism; " the animal died a painful death"
  5. the absence of life or state of being dead; " he seemed more content in death than he had ever been in life"
  6. a final state; " he came to a bad end"; " the so- called glorious experiment came to an inglorious end"
  7. the time at which life ends; continuing until dead; " she stayed until his death"; " a struggle to the last"
  8. The cessation of all vital phenomena without capability of resuscitation, either in animals or plants.
  9. Total privation or loss; extinction; cessation; as, the death of memory.
  10. Manner of dying; act or state of passing from life.
  11. Cause of loss of life.
  12. Danger of death.
  13. Murder; murderous character.
  14. Loss of spiritual life.
  15. Anything so dreadful as to be like death.
  16. Personified: The destroyer of life, - conventionally represented as a skeleton with a scythe.
  17. Cessation of life or feeling; the state of having ceased to live; total loss; decay; something as terrible as death; slaughter; bloodshed.
  18. State of being dead: extinction of life: manner of dying: mortality.
  19. Extinction of life.
  20. Cessation of life; extinction; destruction.
  21. The extinetion of life; the state of being dead or extinet; the state of the dead; the manner of dying; a skeleton, as a symbol of death; destroyer or agent of death; the instrument of death; the penalty of death; state of temporary or final extinction of spiritual life. Civil death, the separation of a man from civil society by panishment, & c. Deathbed, the bed on which a person dies; last illness.
  22. A total and permanent cessation of all the vital functions; cause of death; decease; mortality; alienation or separation of the soul from God; state of being under the dominion of sin.
  23. The complete and permanent cessation of all vital functions in any organism.
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Usage examples for death

  1. Do you mean to say that you don't know about Maximilian's death? – A Tar-Heel Baron by Mabell Shippie Clarke Pelton
  2. That is life- when we dare death to live! – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  3. I thought it was Death. – Ailsa Paige by Robert W. Chambers
  4. I fell ill and lay at the point of death. – Plays: The Father; Countess Julie; The Outlaw; The Stronger by August Strindberg
  5. Death, and death alone, would stay him. – Jess by H. Rider Haggard
  6. It does when there's a death in the house, and this is only a little worse. – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  7. Anything- anything but death; I am too young to die! – Vendetta A Story of One Forgotten by Marie Corelli
  8. But the true life of the man was after death and not before it. – The Note-Books of Samuel Butler by Samuel Butler
  9. Ben says Edward told her, for the first time, on the afternoon of his death.... – Nobody's Child by Elizabeth Dejeans
  10. " I am Death," said he. – Household Tales by Brothers Grimm by Grimm Brothers
  11. But the voice that called her to death, that she heard for ever. – Journeys Through Bookland Volume Four by Charles H. Sylvester
  12. I asked him how the fan could tell about the death, but all he said, was, that it could. – The Mandarin's Fan by Fergus Hume
  13. What a great death! – The Major by Ralph Connor
  14. I have a means of death about me. – The Lady Of Blossholme by H. Rider Haggard
  15. It's just as if he had come back from death, and the first he did was to tell us that everything they said against him was true, and that everything we said and believed was all wrong. – The Quality of Mercy by W. D. Howells
  16. They went to their death like men. – Rose of Dutcher's Coolly by Hamlin Garland
  17. " Aye, well, sir, it lured the man to his death. – The Rayner-Slade Amalgamation by J. S. Fletcher
  18. The face of the girl who had gone to her death. – Betty Zane by Zane Grey
  19. It was war- war to the death. – "Where Angels Fear to Tread" and Other Stories of the Sea by Morgan Robertson
  20. But I have known that since the day of my death, even long before. – Best Russian Short Stories by Various
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