dying wish


: the last thing a person wants before dying
It was her dying wish to see them married.

Examples of dying wish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With the victory, De La Hoya fulfilled his mother’s dying wish. David Chiu, Peoplemag, 24 July 2023 The Cooper family hopes to fulfill their parents’ dying wish to be buried together. Praveena Somasundaram, Washington Post, 20 June 2023 Last month, a man terminally ill with cancer made a dying wish: To see his favorite soccer team, Wrexham AFC, and meet the owner, Ryan Reynolds. Caitlin O'Kane, CBS News, 29 May 2023 Reynolds, 46, honored Jay Fear, the Wrexham superfan whose dying wish was to meet him, in a series of Instagram stories on Thursday after Fear's death. Natasha Dye, Peoplemag, 26 May 2023 On Saturday, the Deadpool star met with Wrexham fan Jay Fear, 45, who has terminal appendix cancer and wanted to meet Reynolds as his dying wish, the BBC reported. Tracey Harrington McCoy, Peoplemag, 24 Apr. 2023 Like Anna and Joel, Marlene was pushed to desperate measures — like placing Ellie in the care of FEDRA — in order to fulfill her friend’s dying wish. Alexandra Del Rosario, Los Angeles Times, 12 Mar. 2023 See More

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“Dying wish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dying%20wish. Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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