dying breed

noun

: a relatively rare type of person or thing
People like them are a dying breed.

Examples of dying breed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Tinder downloads are falling but the dating app era isn’t over yet The number of Tinder users is shrinking but virtual love isn’t a dying breed yet. Andrew Torgan, CNN, 14 Feb. 2024 These whimsical new places are examples of what was once a dying breed: theme restaurants. Adam Reiner, Bon Appétit, 2 Aug. 2023 Sedans are a dying breed in America. Csaba Csere, Car and Driver, 20 Mar. 2023 Edey is a dying breed in basketball, said Adams, and that is a liability for him on the court. The Indianapolis Star, 17 Mar. 2023 Sweet is part of a dying breed of old-school academics. Emma Green, The New Yorker, 7 Mar. 2023 Tatis will be just 27 and while Darvish turns 40, his role – workhorse starting pitcher – will likely be even more a dying breed and an expensive buy on the market. Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY, 27 Feb. 2023 Throwback breakfast joint Singapore's kopitiams, Hokkien-style coffee shops, are a dying breed, so locals mourned when beloved neighborhood hangout Chin Mee Chin Confectionery shuttered in 2018. Chris Schalkx, Condé Nast Traveler, 20 Feb. 2023 See More

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“Dying breed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dying%20breed. Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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