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demise

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1 the permanent stopping of all the vital bodily activities
  • He inherited all of the estate upon the sudden demise of his grandfather.
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2 the act of ceasing to exist
  • the gradual demise of the Roman Empire over the course of several centuries
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3 a loss of status
  • After her demise as the doyenne of New York society, the mere mention of her name was regarded as a faux pas.
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demise

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to stop living
  • our much beloved, recently demised leader
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bite the dust, buy it (or buy the farm), give up the ghost, kick the bucket

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