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Vivian stretched out his hand—thanked him once more—and expired!

She moistened her lips in the glass, then bowed her head and expired.

Their connection continued until 1867, when it expired by limitation.

She expired in my arms in convulsions, and my distress was indescribable.

Blaise was with the parents at the bedside at the moment when Maurice expired.

The seven days, of which the enchantress had spoken, were expired.

When the full hour of brisk boiling has expired, put out the fire, draw off the liquor, leaving the hops of course in E.

But when the twenty years have expired, he shall take his property with him and depart.

Rodenard, the blunderer, had been at fault when he had said that Lesperon had expired.

How many instances have we not seen of people who expired with fright in a moment?

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, "to die," from Middle French expirer (12c.) "expire, elapse," from Latin expirare/exspirare "breathe out, breathe one's last, die," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + spirare "to breathe" (see spirit). "Die" is the older sense in English; that of "breathe out" is first attested 1580s. Of laws, patents, treaties, etc., mid-15c. Related: Expired; expiring.

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