not long for this world


: about to die soon

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Though the circulation associated with Pamela is not long for this world, the atmosphere surrounding it will remain waterlogged as that moisture advances northeast. Washington Post, 13 Oct. 2021 Sport coats may be a less common sight in our dressed-down times, but that doesn’t mean Harris Tweed is not long for this world. Eric Twardzik, Robb Report, 5 Jan. 2023 My parents are elderly and not long for this world. Kwame Anthony Appiah, New York Times, 27 Sep. 2022 There’s a goat on a rope not long for this world. Omar L. Gallaga, Washington Post, 26 Sep. 2022 CHAdeMO remains a thing in Japan, but the only EV on sale in the US that still uses CHAdeMO is the Nissan Leaf, and that model is reportedly not long for this world. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 28 July 2022 The Information reports that the IMDb TV moniker is mercifully not long for this world. Jacob Carpenter, Fortune, 11 Nov. 2021 And while the skills challenge is probably not long for this world, if the All-Star game becomes a midsummer staple, Wednesday’s exhibition could prove to be historic as the one that helped take the cross-border romance to a new level. Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times, 24 Aug. 2021 Seriously, many of these characters in the Fear Street trilogy are not long for this world, but the actors who play them are definitely ones to watch. Shannon Carlin,, 1 July 2021 See More

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“Not long for this world.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2023.

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