To better see all uses of the word
perish
in
Nicholas Nickleby
please enable javascript.

perish
Used In
Nicholas Nickleby
Go to Book Vocabulary
Go to Word Detail
  • Ultimately, returning to this country, he was thrown into jail for debt, and there perished miserably, as such high spirits generally do.
  • But no threats or cuffs could elicit from Smike one word of reply to this question; for he had internally resolved that he would rather perish in the wretched prison to which he was again about to be consigned, than utter one syllable which could involve his first and true friend.
  • …in Miss Morleena’s making the most splendid appearance possible on so short a notice, and testifying to the dancing-master that there were other dancing-masters besides him, and to all fathers and mothers present that other people’s children could learn to be genteel besides theirs, had fainted away twice under the magnitude of her preparations, but, upheld by a determination to sustain the family name or perish in the attempt, was still hard at work when Newman Noggs came home.

  • There are no more uses of "perish" in the book.


    Show samples from other sources
  • ...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.

  • Go to more samples
Go to Book Vocabulary
verbalworkout.com . . . enhancing vocabulary while reading