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
Research shows that financial distress is [at least] equal to the fear of dying from the disease, some who are diagnosed with cancer do everything they possibly can, and go through a lot of [financial] resources. Others try to keep their families from becoming destitute.
I have received images from Brazil showing animals dying, screaming. It is urgent that we solve this problem now for poultry and pork farms.
Children are dying from lack of food and medicines in parts of Syria just a few kilometers from warehouses that are piled high with aid, families (Save the Children interviewed) spoke of sick babies dying at checkpoints, vets (veterinary surgeons) treating humans, and children forced to eat animal feed as they cower in basements from airstrikes.
The crux of the matter is whether the state of California should continue to make it a crime for a dying person to end his life.
Every moment of one's existence one is growing into more or retreating into less. One is always living a little more or dying a little bit.
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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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