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The story is also a tale of resilience and persistence, as Chihiro gradually draws on her inner strength to endure this land where humans are designed to perish.

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So I’m hoping that when I get back on the road, that part of me will not ever perish again.

It became part of the local culture, a last stop for unwanted cats, who either learned to survive from hunting and food left by visitors or perished.

Her colleague, Second Lieutenant Carol Ann Drazba, also perished.

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One America, King said, was “overflowing with the milk of prosperity and the honey of opportunity,” while in the other, people were “perishing on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity.”

Actually seeing someone perish is horrible for people to see—whether you have covered tough stories in the past or not.

Otherwise, it might be advisable—perish the thought—to start reading newspapers again.

By all accounts he had expected to perish with the other Elders.

World War II offers innumerable opportunities for her to perish during the Blitz.

And those who really feel that they will perish unless they have 32 ounces of Mountain Dew Code Red can simply buy two.

The inheritance of the children of sinners shall perish, and with their posterity shall be a perpetual reproach.

Let him that escapeth be consumed by the rage of the fire: and let them perish that oppress thy people.

It is certain that if this retreat, from which the girls go out married, were to fail, they would perish and be lost.

For my name's sake I will remove my wrath far off: and for my praise I will bridle thee, lest thou shouldst perish.

For the nation and the kingdom that will not serve thee, shall perish: and the Gentiles shall be wasted with desolation.


On this page you'll find 72 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to perish, such as: cease, crumble, disappear, disintegrate, pass away, and rot.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.