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
I'm in touch with about 30 people who believe they have this same syndrome, they can function at alcohol levels such as 0.03 and 0.04 when the average person would be comatose or dying. Part of the mystery of this syndrome is how they can have these extremely high levels and still be walking around and talking.
Since my audience is growing older and having children and dying, I've decided to reintroduce the book to a whole new generation, that's why I've written 'Fight Club 4 Kids.'.
Death and pain are not frightening, it’s the fear of pain and death we need to fear. Which is why we praise the poet who wrote, ‘Death is not fearful, but dying like a coward is.’
While it's not surprising, it's informative that it looks like patients with cancer have twice the risk of dying than the general public.
James Bond has a certain significance and a deep pride, i will be asked about James Bond until my dying days -- it just goes with the territory. James Bond's James Bond.
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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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