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synonyms for death wish

  • black despondency
  • death instinct
  • gloom and doom
  • pessimism
  • self-destructive urge
  • suicidal despair
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This is the place where the Muscovite criminals are banished to, if they are not put to death.
THE LIFE AND MOST SURPRISING ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE, OF YORK, MARINER (1801)DANIEL DEFOE
Elyon is the name of an ancient Phœnician god, slain by his son El, no doubt the “first-born of death” in Job xviii.
SOLOMON AND SOLOMONIC LITERATUREMONCURE DANIEL CONWAY
Your sacrifice shall be the agony of agonies, the death of deaths, and yet you'll find yourself unable to resist.
CHECKMATEJOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU
Good is set against evil, and life against death: so also is the sinner against a just man.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
For of sadness cometh death, and it overwhelmeth the strength, and the sorrow of the heart boweth down the neck.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
But a little earlier still, to be an Infidel was to be an outlaw, subject to the penalty of death.
GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD
The evening previous to his death he was walking about the farm, in the full possession of all his faculties of mind and body.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
Levison's relations think he will cut up well at his death; Levison's relations are right.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
When Yima pressed the earth with this ring, the genius of the Earth, Aramaîti, responded to his wish and order.
SOLOMON AND SOLOMONIC LITERATUREMONCURE DANIEL CONWAY
I mean it is well my mother is ill, and doesn't wish to eat, for there would be nothing for her, if she did.
ROSEMARY IN SEARCH OF A FATHERC. N. WILLIAMSON
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