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perish
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
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  • There was not an urchin in school but was perishing to have a glimpse of it, but the chance never came.
  • The "might" was even a chillier horror than the ghostly laughter, it so confessed a perishing hope.
  • …next, certain boys said the missing lads had promised that the village should "hear something" soon; the wise-heads had "put this and that together" and decided that the lads had gone off on that raft and would turn up at the next town below, presently; but toward noon the raft had been found, lodged against the Missouri shore some five or six miles below the village —and then hope perished; they must be drowned, else hunger would have driven them home by nightfall if not sooner.

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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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