demise

[d_ɪ_m_ˈaɪ_z], [dɪmˈa͡ɪz], [dɪmˈa‍ɪz]

Definitions of demise:

  1.   To bequeath; to grant by will; to convey or lease. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  2.   Death, especially of a royal personage; the conveyance or transfer of an estate by will or lease. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3.   To send down to a successor: to bequeath by will. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4.   Laying down- hence, a transferring: the death of a sovereign or a distinguished person: a transfer of the crown or of an estate to a successor. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5.   Death; decease, formerly applied to a sovereign only; the conveyance of an estate by lease or will. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  6.   Death. – Newage Dictionary DB
  7.   To transfer or convey; to lease; to bequenth. Demise and redemise, a conveyance where there are mutual leases made from one to another of the same land. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8.   A decease, especially of a royal or distinguished person; a conveyance or transfer of an estate by lease or will. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9.   To bequeath property by will. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10.   To be queath by will. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11.   To give or grant by will. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

Quotes for demise:

  1. For years everyone looked toward the demise of radio when television came along. Before that, they thought talking movies might eliminate radio as well. But radio just keeps getting stronger. – Casey Kasum
  2. Zen teaches that once we can open up to the inevitability of our demise we can begin to transform that situation and lighten up about it. – Allen Klein
  3. Ronald Reagan will be remembered for leading the United States during a time of tremendous international transition- the demise of the Soviet Union, the Berlin Wall coming down, and the end of the Cold War. – Mary Landrieu
  4. However, while we should certainly celebrate the demise of overt official racism, we must also critically examine where we are at this historical moment, recognize the many challenges ahead and reaffirm our commitment to making Brown v. Board a reality. – Ed Markey
  5. Now how many people in their heart of hearts in that community want to see the demise of this country? How many would cheer, not out loud maybe, but in their heart when things like 9/11 occur and I'll tell you; it's a majority among them. – Tom Tancredo

Usage examples for demise:

  1. There was a gradual consolidation of the land into fewer hands and demise of the small family farm. ” – Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed. by S. A. Reilly
  2. The former was dead, but an examination showed that he had received no wound that would account for his demise – Lost in the Cañon by Alfred R. Calhoun
  3. Crossing from Ostend to Dover, I encountered a well- known Scottish peer of whose demise I had read in an English paper two days before. ” – A New Medley of Memories by David Hunter-Blair
  4. Reverently asking to have an interview with Sir John Dunfern, how the death- like glare fell over the eyes of the disappointed as the footman informed her of his demise – Irene Iddesleigh by Amanda McKittrick Ros
  5. He would consider, as a concession to Brisset, that a man who, as a matter of fact, was perfectly well was dead, and recognize with Cameristus that a man might be living on after his apparent demise – The Magic Skin by Honore de Balzac
  6. Her father at one time actually attempted to leave a large farm to the government in trust for the people; but fortunately he found that it was impossible; no such demise was known to the English law or practicable by it. ” –  by
  7. There is no better aid to life than a certain knowledge that our demise would confer a benefit on some fellow- creature. ” – The Deserted Woman by Honore de Balzac
  8. In all former affairs of the heart in which Mrs. Simpson had engaged since the demise of her husband, she had uniformly come off the conqueror; for she had never failed to obtain exactly as much flirtation as she required to keep her on good terms with herself, and on bad terms with all coquettish young ladies for five miles round, and never had granted any favour in return that she did not consider as a fair price for the distinction she received. ” – The Vicar of Wrexhill by Mrs [Frances] Trollope
  9. Your demise would grieve so many it is really selfish of you not to take better care of yourself. ” – Molly Brown's Post-Graduate Days by Nell Speed
  10. “ " What grudge do you bear Mrs. Milsom's eighth that you speak so cheerfully of its early demise – East of the Shadows by Mrs. Hubert Barclay

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