Usage examples for decease

  1. She was greatly shocked at hearing of her decease. – The Parisians, Book 6. by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  2. 275. Nevertheless those bonds must continue in the world till the decease of one of the parties, n. – The Delights of Wisdom Pertaining to Conjugial Love by Emanuel Swedenborg
  3. Here, take my daughter Blanch; And after my decease the Denmark crown. – Fair Em A Pleasant Commodie Of Faire Em The Millers Daughter Of Manchester With The Love Of William The Conquerour by William Shakespeare (Apocrypha)
  4. Later, Barty made me solemnly pledge my word that if he and Leah should pre- decease me I would see to their due cremating and the final mingling of their ashes; that a portion of these- say half- should be set apart to be scattered on French soil, in places he would indicate in his will, and that the lion's share of that half should be sprinkled over the ground that once was our play- ground, with- or without- the legitimate owner's permission. – The Martian by George Du Maurier
  5. Moreover I will endeavour that ye may be able after my decease to have these things always in remembrance. – Walks in Rome by Augustus J.C. Hare
  6. Her health was very feeble, and continued so, after she became the wife of Colonel Burr, until her decease. – Memoirs of Aaron Burr, Complete by Matthew L. Davis
  7. In the course of some years this restored kingdom, though governed by a member of the house of Bonaparte, would probably have gained sufficient internal strength to survive the downfall of Napoleon's Empire or his own decease. – History of Modern Europe 1792-1878 by C. A. Fyffe
  8. Why should their apparitions content themselves with announcing the decease, at the Antipodes, of profoundly uninteresting relatives? – Old Calabria by Norman Douglas
  9. But I think there must be some mistake in this statement, unless the rate of taxation was exceedingly low; for this same prosperous merchant devoted twenty times as much as that reputed capital to certain pious uses, during his protracted life- time, and still left forty times as much at his decease. – Old New England Traits by Anonymous
  10. Sir John's authority as her guardian had come into force with the decease of her brother. – The Sea-Hawk by Raphael Sabatini
  11. There are also sounds and signs which are looked upon as warnings of coming woe; for instance: three knocks in the still hours of the night are considered a " death call," and when heard by them they expect soon to learn of the decease of a friend. – From Wealth to Poverty by Austin Potter
  12. For the will under which Silence Withers, sister of the deceased, has inherited is dated some years previous to the decease, and it was not very strange that a will of later date should be discovered. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  13. Now the King of Canterbury had a beautiful daughter, who was distinguished by her great ingenuity and wit, and he issued a decree that whoever should answer three questions put to him by the princess should have her in marriage, and be heir to the crown at his decease. – More English Fairy Tales by Various