Synonyms for perish

Grammar : Verb
Spell : per-ish
Phonetic Transcription : ˈpɛr ɪʃ

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Définition of perish

Origin :
  • mid-13c., from periss- present participle stem of Old French perir "perish, be lost, be shipwrecked" (12c.), from Latin perire "to be lost, perish," literally "to go through," from per- "through, completely, to destruction" (see per) + ire "to go" (see ion). Related: Perished; perishing.
  • verb die, decline, decay
Example sentences :
  • It were sin, thought I, that my secret should perish with me.
  • Extract from : « The White Company » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • If God withdrew His protecting hand, I should perish immediately.
  • Extract from : « An Explanation of Luther's Small Catechism » by Joseph Stump
  • Mr Verloc never meant Stevie to perish with such abrupt violence.
  • Extract from : « The Secret Agent » by Joseph Conrad
  • Leave Castell and rush for the waist of the ship and so perish, or stay and die there?
  • Extract from : « Fair Margaret » by H. Rider Haggard
  • Like Elizabeth, her "memorial" is short, but it does not "perish with her."
  • Extract from : « Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II » by Francis Augustus Cox
  • The blessings of many who were ready to perish have rested upon them.
  • Extract from : « The Works of Whittier, Volume VII (of VII) » by John Greenleaf Whittier
  • His great arrows of sunlight must do their work even if his friends should perish by them.
  • Extract from : « Classic Myths » by Mary Catherine Judd
  • Every year natives are caught in storms, and some of them perish.
  • Extract from : « The Long Labrador Trail » by Dillon Wallace
  • It is true that, as a general thing, they perish with equal suddenness.
  • Extract from : « A Woman Intervenes » by Robert Barr
  • Whence it comes to pass that all her gifts, elegancy, and graces corrupt and perish.
  • Extract from : « The Praise of Folly » by Desiderius Erasmus

Antonyms for perish

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