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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DEMISE

Death, which in any case awaits our friends, we woo to them by anticipations of demise.

Even Toby put in his claim to a partnership in bringing about its demise.

He remembered his mother, but not her demise; that had been concealed from him.

Captain Hall was fifty-nine years of age at the time of his demise.

We had not heard before of the demise of our dear Brother and Sister Knowles.

Is the hypothesis of poison coeval with the date of Marvell's demise?

It had come to him that Rodaine might have helped in the demise of Harry!

Like Nero he was only thirty-one years of age at the time of his demise.

On the demise of the owner only a youngest son can inherit the Alraun.

Its construction was commenced four years after Arjamand's demise.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., from Middle French demise, fem. past participle of démettre "dismiss, put away," from des- "away" (from Latin dis-) + Middle French mettre "put," from Latin mittere "let go, send" (see mission). Originally "transfer of estate by will," meaning extended 1754 to "death" because that's when this happens.

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