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perish

verb be annihilated, be destroyed, be eradicated, be extinguished, be null and void, be ruined, become extinct, cease, cease living, cease to be, cease to exist, cease to live, come to an end, come to naught, come to ruin, crumble, die, die away, die out, disappear, evanesce, evaporate, expire, fade, fade away, fade out, fail, go, interire, leave no trace, lose life, meet death, melt away, occidere, pass, pass away, pass on, perire, peter out, relinquish life, render null, sink away, succumb, surrender, vanish, wilt, wither
See also: decease, die, expire, succumb

TO PERISH. To come to an end; to cease to be; to die.
     2. What has never existed cannot be said to have perished.
     3. When two or more persons die by the same accident, as a shipwreck, no presumption arises that one perished before the other. Vide Death. Survivorship.

References in classic literature ?
Savage warrior,'' said Rebecca, ``rather will I perish in the flames than accept safety from thee
See how they perish and come to a bad end before the onset of but a single man.
We will, however, since you so bid us, refrain from actual fighting, but we will make serviceable suggestions to the Argives, that they may not all of them perish in your displeasure.
So he was led out to the sea, and a gold ring was thrown into it, before his eyes; then the king ordered him to fetch this ring up from the bottom of the sea, and added: 'If you come up again without it you will be thrown in again and again until you perish amid the waves.
The Army Commander also received a delegation of the Lebanese Diaspora, led by Australia's Maronite Perish Bishop George Abi Younes and Mexico's Maronite Perish Bishop Antoine Tarabay.
KCEC is a joint council for six churches including Kerala Catholic Church, St Paul's Marthoma Perish, St Gregarious Knanaya Syrian Church, St Mary's Cathedral, Marthoma Perish Bahrain, Bahrain Malayalee CSI Parish and St Peter's Jacobite Church.
To really get to the soul of a deathcore band such as All Shall Perish, you have to look past the anguished screams and howls, and try to get at what's actually driving all the cacophony.
CDATA[ The writer's book, the labor of love and tears, is a memorial chant for martyred Jews, honoring them by the words of Simone Weil: aIf, as is only too possible, we are to perish, let us see to it that we do not perish without having existed.
5 million are likely to perish as the shutdown continues.
I am the bounder and executive director of two health-related nonprofits in Michigan: Without a Vision The People Perish and the Michigan Minority Health Coalition.
However, his rather direct call to repent, or perish in the same way, does not allow a fatalistic shrug.
The Catholic Church has always taught that any nation that does not give God's commandments and moral order a proper place in its constitution, will surely perish.