PERISH's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of perish
Definition:
v. be destroyed; pass away; become nothing
v. to die; to decay and disappear
Example:
Almost a hundred people will perish in the cave unless we find them in 72 hours.
Authorities believe they have now recovered the bodies of all the workers who perished in the Soma mine when the fire erupted Tuesday.
Sentence in Classic:
I must look for the commander in chief here, and if all is lost it is for me to perish with the rest.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
But it is a good thing for proprietors who perish morally, bring remorse upon themselves, stifle this remorse and grow callous, as a result of being able to inflict punishments justly and unjustly.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
By impetus gained, the French army was still able to roll forward to Moscow, but there, without further effort on the part of the Russians, it had to perish, bleeding from the mortal wound it had received at Borodino.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Honest James ran to his assistance, hauled him up, and from the effort he made was precipitated into the sea in sight of the sailor, who left him to perish, without deigning to look at him.
Candide By Voltaire Context
He now sat down again very much out of breath, gasping at his pipe as if it contained a supply of that necessary, without which he must perish.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
But Coriolanus, hating the commons, sought to persuade the senate that now was the time to punish them, and to deprive them of the authority which they had usurped to the prejudice of the nobles, by withholding the distribution of corn, and so suffering them to perish of hunger.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context
He has a start, but he is powerless to hasten, as he may not leave his box lest those who carry him may suspect; for them to suspect would be to prompt them to throw him in the stream where he perish.
Dracula By Bram Stoker Context
It may therefore be judged indecent in me to come forward on this occasion, but when I see a fellow creature about to perish through the cowardice of her pretended friends, I wish to be allowed to speak, that I may say what I know of her character.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley Context
Now, though it is said that fishes are dumb, he heard them lamenting that they must perish so miserably, and, as he had a kind heart, he got off his horse and put the three prisoners back into the water.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm Context
Wilfred of Ivanhoe is wounded and a prisoner, and will perish in the burning castle without present help.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott Context
The globe does not perish, because it has these wounds, craters, eruptions, sulphur pits, here and there, nor because of a volcano which ejects its pus.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo Context