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perish
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Wuthering Heights
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  • If all else perished, and HE remained, I should still continue to be; and if all else remained, and he were annihilated, the universe would turn to a mighty stranger: I should not seem a part of it.
  • My human fixture and her satellites rushed to welcome me; exclaiming, tumultuously, they had completely given me up: everybody conjectured that I perished last night; and they were wondering how they must set about the search for my remains.
  • Not THERE — not in heaven — not perished — where?
  • And do you imagine that beautiful young lady, that healthy, hearty girl, will tie herself to a little perishing monkey like you?

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  • ...government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth.
    Abraham Lincoln  --  Gettysburg Address
  • We can work together or perish separately.

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