death, dying, demise(adj)
the time when something ends
"it was the death of all his plans"; "a dying of old hopes"
in or associated with the process of passing from life or ceasing to be
"a dying man"; "his dying wish"; "a dying fire"; "a dying civilization"
"anxious to see the new show at the museum"; "dying to hear who won"
Those who are currently expiring, moribund.
The battlefield was littered with the dead and dying.
The process of approaching death; or, less precisely, death itself.
Approaching death; about to die; moribund;
The dying dog was put out of his misery with a single shot!
Declining, or drawing to an end.
In the dying moments of daylight I glimpsed a sail on the horizon.
Pertaining to the moments before death
His dying words were of his mother.
Failing to evoke laughter from the audience.
Expressing strong desire
I am dying to do that!
in the act of dying; destined to death; mortal; perishable; as, dying bodies
of or pertaining to dying or death; as, dying bed; dying day; dying words; also, simulating a dying state
the act of expiring; passage from life to death; loss of life
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
dī′ing, pr.p. of Die.—adj. destined for death: mortal: declining: occurring immediately before death, as dying words: supporting a dying person, as a dying-bed: pertaining to death.—n. death.—adv. Dy′ingly.—n. Dy′ingness.—Dying declaration (law), the declaration made by a person convinced of his impending death, and who does not expect to survive the trial of the accused. [See Die (1).]
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Rank popularity for the word 'dying' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3856
Rank popularity for the word 'dying' in Adjectives Frequency: #958
The numerical value of dying in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of dying in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Examples of dying in a Sentence
It’s not funny, Mr. Shkreli, people are dying.
Three or four months to come, if nothing is taken as an assistance then surely it means people are going to die. You will hear the stories of dying here and there.
I had to put him on the phone and hold the phone to her ear as he told her that he loved her so much, and then I had to wipe away her tears, i'm used to seeing very sick patients and I'm used to patients dying, but nothing quite like this.
There is a cost to everything. But the biggest cost is doing nothing. The biggest cost is subsidising a dying fossil fuel industry, building more and more coal plants, and denying what is plain as day: that we are in a deep climate hole, and to get out we must first stop digging.
Women are dying from maternal complications, teens are getting pregnant and people are dying from HIV-related causes. Lives of Filipino citizens are at stake.
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Translations for dying
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- предсмъртен, умиращ, пропадащ, умиране, умиращиBulgarian
- umírající, umíráníCzech
- Sterben, sterbendGerman
- kuoleva, kuoleminen, kuolin-, loppu-, tylsä, viimeinen, viimeFinnish
- mourant, en train de mourirFrench
- haldoklás, haldoklóHungarian
- 瀕死, 死にそうな, 消えそうな, 末期Japanese
- [[de]] [[morte]], morrente, moribundoPortuguese
- умирать, предсмертный, погибать, гибнуть, умираниеRussian
- döende, döds-, dödsbädds-Swedish
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