Usage examples for decease

  1. A sentiment of loyalty would gradually bind the people to the new dynasty; and, on the decease of the founder of that dynasty, the royal dignity might descend with general acquiescence to his posterity. – The History of England from the Accession of James II. Volume 1 (of 5) by Thomas Babington Macaulay
  2. She was greatly shocked at hearing of her decease. – The Parisians, Book 6. by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  3. Sir John's authority as her guardian had come into force with the decease of her brother. – The Sea-Hawk by Raphael Sabatini
  4. The melancholy decease of Glumdalkin threw several distinguished families in Catland into mourning; but I never heard that any body particularly lamented her. – Tales From Catland, for Little Kittens by Tabitha Grimalkin
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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)
  8. The matter which forms our structure, which is to- day part and parcel of ourselves, has formed the structure of an infinite number of living beings, and will continue to pursue its endless reincarnation after our decease. – The Mechanism of Life by Stéphane Leduc
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Mr. Baldwin died five years before, and Sir Louis Hypolite LaFontaine three months after the decease of the governor- general of India, and in the roll of their Canadian contemporaries there are none who have left a fairer record. – Lord Elgin by John George Bourinot
  12. 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
  13. When in the year 1908, after this gentleman's decease, I assumed his post at Washington, Mr. Roosevelt invited me to the White House on the evening after my first audience, to a private interview, in which every topic of the day was discussed. – My Three Years in America by Johann Heinrich Andreas Hermann Albrecht Graf von Bernstorff
  14. His decease was deeply lamented by his numerous friends, a grateful nation and millions of freemen. – Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution by L. Carroll Judson
  15. 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
  16. 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)
  17. Returned to this city in 1165, after the decease of Victor, he left it again in 1167, and behold in what way. – The Power Of The Popes by Pierre Claude François Daunou
  18. Why should their apparitions content themselves with announcing the decease, at the Antipodes, of profoundly uninteresting relatives? – Old Calabria by Norman Douglas
  19. 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
  20. 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