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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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If those boys had not trusted their rescuers, they would have perished. In the same way we need to trust Jesus to lead us out into freedom.
So why did they still perish? I think that Jesus' point was not that if we repent, we will not perish, but that if we repent, we will not perish as the Galileans and the eighteen people above did ndash suddenly, unexpectedly, without the chance to reconcile with those whom they might have hurt and those who might have hurt them.
Most of these men had been in the Royal Naval Reserve and many had served over the duration of the war, they had survived, only to perish within sight of their home.
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It is in the situation we find ourselves in Nigeria that Esther said I will go and if I perish, I perish.
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Perish the they should anything British-built MP Ruth She said jobs could be protected in the short term if the Government committed to bringing forward the order for new Hawk aircraft for the Red Arrows, while also securing the next wave of export contracts.
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If only police officers in other areas followed their example, one could successfully implement the 'perform or perish' mantra everywhere.
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