1 He knew that when he kissed this girl, and forever wed his unutterable visions to her perishable breath, his mind would never romp again like the mind of God.
2 Wherefore, for all these things, we account the whale immortal in his species, however perishable in his individuality.
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3 When standing before certain men the philosopher regrets that thinkers are but perishable tissue, the artist that perishable tissue has to think.
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4 But I will make up for it or perish on the spot this very night.
5 And if his father is living, may the rascal perish, may he choke to death.
6 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.
7 One word from me, one movement of my hand, and that ancient capital of the Tsars would perish.
8 There now, the gentry and merchants have gone away and left us to perish.
9 They perish from hunger and from the claws of the wild beasts which roam the Forest.
10 Thus did all thought, all science, all wisdom perish on earth.
11 And they chose to perish, for they knew.
12 For that which they died to save can never perish.
13 The word which will not die, should we all perish in battle.
14 Another said, "Perhaps if Telemachus goes on board ship, he will be like his father and perish far from his friends."
15 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.