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demise
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Middlemarch
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  • ’property’—accrue—demise!
  • —As to my own concern with any report of such a nature, I distinctly affirm that I never made any statement to the effect that your son had borrowed money on any property that might accrue to him on Mr. Featherstone’s demise—bless my heart!
  • The felicitous word "demise," which had seasonably occurred to him, had raised his spirits even above their usual evening pitch.
  • He came again in the evening to speak with Mr. Vincy, who, just returned from Stone Court, was feeling sure that it would not be long before he heard of Mr. Featherstone’s demise.
  • Considered as a demise, old Featherstone’s death assumed a merely legal aspect, so that Mr. Vincy could tap his snuff-box over it and be jovial, without even an intermittent affectation of solemnity; and Mr. Vincy hated both solemnity and affectation.

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  • Her talk is entitled, "The Dinosaur’s Demise".

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