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  • The young perish and the old linger, withering.
  • We were driven back yesterday over the Isen with great loss; many perished at the crossing.
  • It is likely that he will be overtaken ere he can reach Helm’s Gate, if he has not already perished.’
  • ’Yes, we will have peace,’ he said, now in a clear voice, ’we will have peace, when you and all your works have perished — and the works of your dark master to whom you would deliver us.
  • Who you are; how you came there, and why; what you know; whether you were captured, and if so, how you escaped when all the Orcs perished — it is with those little riddles that the great mind of Saruman is troubled.
  • But over the mountains I am bound, by solemn undertaking to the Council, to find a way or perish in the seeking.
  • It is hard indeed to believe that one of so great wisdom, and of power — for many wonderful things he did among us — could perish, and so much lore be taken from the world.
  • For if Boromir was then in peril and was slain, I must fear that all my companions perished too.
  • So that is the answer to all the riddles! The One Ring that was thought to have perished from the world.
  • What became of him Sam never heard: whether he escaped to roam the wild for a time, until he perished far from his home or was trapped in some deep pit; or whether he raged on until he plunged in the Great River and was swallowed up.

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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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