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 Meanings and Examples of PERISH
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perish
 v.  be destroyed; pass away; become nothing
Classic Sentence: (83 in 6 pages)
1  But I will make up for it or perish on the spot this very night.
Notes from the Underground By Feodor Dostoevsky
Get Context   In PART 2: V
2  And if his father is living, may the rascal perish, may he choke to death.
The Inspector-General By Nicolay Gogol
Get Context   In ACT IV
3  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
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER XI
4  One word from me, one movement of my hand, and that ancient capital of the Tsars would perish.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER XIX
5  There now, the gentry and merchants have gone away and left us to perish.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER XXIII
6  They perish from hunger and from the claws of the wild beasts which roam the Forest.
Anthem By Ayn Rand
Get Context   In PART TWO
7  Thus did all thought, all science, all wisdom perish on earth.
Anthem By Ayn Rand
Get Context   In PART TWELVE
8  And they chose to perish, for they knew.
Anthem By Ayn Rand
Get Context   In PART TWELVE
9  For that which they died to save can never perish.
Anthem By Ayn Rand
Get Context   In PART TWELVE
10  The word which will not die, should we all perish in battle.
Anthem By Ayn Rand
Get Context   In PART TWELVE
11  Another said, "Perhaps if Telemachus goes on board ship, he will be like his father and perish far from his friends."
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK II
12  He thought he was going to avenge the murder of his son, whereas in truth he was never to return, but was himself to perish in his attempt.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XXIV
13  Before the long hour and a half of prayers and Bible-reading was over, I felt ready to perish with cold.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
14  Sure was I of His efficiency to save what He had made: convinced I grew that neither earth should perish, nor one of the souls it treasured.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
15  I tell thee once more, thou canst but perish with her.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
Example Sentence:
1  He that trusts in a lie shall perish in truth.
2  He believes that Europe must create closer ties or it will perish.
3  Most of the butterflies perish in the first frosts of autumn.
4  The governmet of the people, by the people, and for the poeple shall not perish from the earth.
5  The government of the people, by the people, and for the people shall not perish from the earth.
6  I know how soon youth would fade and bloom perish.
7  Almost a hundred people will perish in the cave unless we find them in 72 hours.
8  Even though the Red Cross did allocate a large sum for the relief of the sufferers of the disaster, many people perished.
9  Without British help it's clear the Russian submarine would have perished at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean.
10  The ancient Aztec culture has all perished now.
11  Three hundred people perished in the earthquake.
12  Authorities believe they have now recovered the bodies of all the workers who perished in the Soma mine when the fire erupted Tuesday.
13  Since you left crushing the dream with, then I choose in perishing in addition.
14  Travel tickets are like perishable goods: If a company doesn't sell seats, then they lose them.