English Synonyms and Antonyms
Die, to go out of life, become destitute of vital power and action, is figuratively applied to anything which has the appearance of life.
Where the dying night-lamp flickers.
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An echo, a strain of music, a tempest, a topic, an issue, dies. Expire (literally, to breathe out) is a softer word for die; it is used figuratively of things that cease to exist by reaching a natural limit; as, a lease expires; the time has expired. To perish (literally, in Latin, to go through, as in English we say, "the fire goes out") is oftenest used of death by privation or exposure; as, "I perish with hunger," Luke xv, 17; sometimes, of death by violence. Knowledge and fame, art and empires, may be said to perish; the word denotes utter destruction and decay.
To die of fever; by violence; rarely, with the sword, famine, etc. (Ezek. vii, 15); to die for one's country; to die at sea; in one's bed; in agony; die to the world.
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shrivel, shrivel up, shrink, witherverb
wither, as with a loss of moisture
"The fruit dried and shriveled"
lose freshness, vigor, or vitality
"Her bloom was fading"
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Freedom of thought and freedom of speech in our great institutions are absolutely necessary for the preservation of our country. The moment either is restricted, liberty begins to wither and die...
They should, but their September meeting language must be so careful, that 'one and done' represents an increasing possibility – at least for the next six months, the Fed is beginning to recognize that 6 years of zero bound interest rates have negative influences on the real economy – it destroys historical business models essential to capitalism such as pension funds, insurance companies, and the willingness to save money itself. If savings wither then so too does its Siamese Twin – investment – and with it, long-term productivity, the decline of which we have seen not just in the U.S. but worldwide.
The new American finds his challenge and his love in the traffic-choked streets, skies nested in smog, choking with the acids of industry, the screech of rubber and houses leashed in against one another while the town lets wither a time and die.
I think we’ll see some healthy consolidation take place, some may wither on the vine, but technology has improved to make it profitable to extract at a lower price point than last year. As a result, we’ll probably see some opportunistic buying.
The refugee resettlement agency infrastructure in United States is absolutely starving for resources and for skilled staff, because it was allowed to wither on the vine during the last four years.
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- musteir, marcir, pansirCatalan, Valencian
- uvadat, scvrknout se, sesypat se, vadnout, vyschnout, usychat, ochromit, zhroutit seCzech
- verdorren, verwelken, vertrocknen, welkenGerman
- μαραίνομαι, παθαίνω μαρασμό, μαραίνωGreek
- marchitar, decaerSpanish
- jäykistyä, jähmettyä, kuihduttaa, lakastua, lakastuttaa, kuihtuaFinnish
- flétrir, fanerFrench
- mirrar, murchar, muchar, rechumirGalician
- elfonnyad, elszárít, kiszárít, elszárad, elhervaszt, elhervadHungarian
- avvizzire, inaridirsi, raggrinzire, appassire, inaridire, essiccareItalian
- çilmisîn, çilmisandinKurdish
- murchar, mirrarPortuguese
- ofili, veștejiRomanian
- увя́нуть, засо́хнуть, завя́нуть, увяда́ть, со́хнуть, вя́нутьRussian
- venuti, sahnutiSerbo-Croatian
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