approaching death

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She understood those words to mean that he had suddenly softened and that this softening and gentleness were signs of approaching death.
Lord Montbarry received the intelligence of his approaching death with becoming composure, but with a certain doubt.
It was a frightful thing to see this wretch, leaving a long track of blood on the ground he passed over, pale with approaching death, trying to drag himself along without being seen to the body of his accomplice, which lay twenty paces from him.
It was Bohrecheena, the aged friend of Mahtoree; he whose voice had been given in opposition to his own wiser opinions, transfixed with an arrow, and evidently suffering under the pangs of approaching death.
Winkle responded with a forced smile, and took up the spare gun with an expression of countenance which a metaphysical rook, impressed with a foreboding of his approaching death by violence, may be supposed to assume.
He offered them to one of the faithful friends of the king for transmission to his master, speaking of his approaching death, and declaring that the money came originally from the goodness of the king, and, moreover, that the property of the last of the Valois belonged of right to the crown.
El-Masry's final posts on Facebook encouraged people to keep smiling and enjoying life without any sadness for his approaching death.
The IOM Committee on Approaching Death is studying the relationships among medical care delivery, emotional support, advance care planning, financing and reimbursement, health professional workforce and the education of caregivers and families.
Historically, when an Aguaruna is sick and approaching death, widespread whispered speculations about the identity of the witch emerge and intensify.
Sarsak was detained and held without trial for three years by Israeli occupation forces, and is now approaching death as he protests this injustice.
In my estimation," writes Noriega, "the approaching death of the Venezuelan caudillo could put the country on the path toward a political and social meltdown.