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He thinks you're dying to hear how he made the first thousand of himself.

For "each age is a dream that is dying, or one that is coming to birth."

After what she had done for Prissie, if she had a dying wish—But neither of them had thought of her.

He was right about one thing: Gracie Dennis had not the slightest idea of dying.

"He took a sorry time in dying," said the man who sat beside him.

By an inexplicable insight the child seemed to know that he was dying.

Added to all her other new problems of living was this one of dying.

Cusi Coyllur is discovered, fastened to a wall, and in a dying state.

A year ago I was called to the bedside of a dying man, old in years and old in sin.

I do not object in the least to the handcuffs; and, if you are dying to handcuff somebody, handcuff me.

WORD ORIGIN

late 13c., "death," verbal noun from die (v.). From mid-15c. as a past participle adjective, "in the process of becoming dead."

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