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  • The demise of the agreement was hastened by...
  • Her talk is entitled, "The Dinosaur’s Demise".
  • The rumors of my demise are greatly exaggerated.
    Mark Twain is often quoted as saying this, but he actually said "The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated."
  • I wanted to feel like a shiny-cool winner, so I didn’t tell my students about my demise.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl

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  • Maureen would be very unhappy at your demise.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • Mark lost his grip on the flashlight, which went tumbling end over end outside; a clang and the crack of glass signaled its demise.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order
  • Trying to put a positive spin on my impending demise.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • I listened to hours of her and Ringer plotting their demise.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • But Veronica, shyish and sweet, healthfully ample, with a shockingly full head of tight chestnut-brown curls, is the sort of girl you would wish upon all good people who have mourned the demise of that cardinal generosity of youth.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • I’m a spectator of our own demise and there’s nothing I can do.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four

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  • Scale of one to ten
    How would you rate your demise?
    Thanks for your input
    WAS I RECKLESS to rush toward such volatile nature gods?
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • Corinne was supposed to meet her demise quickly, painlessly.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • For this third iteration, Jill Zande had gotten more ambitious and worked with the authors Vickie Jensen and Harry Bohm to create a twenty-two-page short story that fictionalized the demise of U-157, a U-boat that had been torpedoed in the Caribbean in 1942.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • We will toast instead the painful demise of Senator Bilbo.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • But the title didn’t bother me as much as the news of Cora’s demise.
    Bella Forrest  --  A Shade of Vampire
  • Even as a six year old—dreamy, stumbling, asthmatic, hopeless —the slur of misfortune and early demise had been perfectly visible about his rickety little person, marking him off like a cosmic kick me sign pinned to his back.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Kanue was at home by himself, bored, and upset about the demise of his team.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • You want to dig yourself out but pick the wrong way, and you dig yourself to your own demise.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • Finally the kid fell back; a sharp crack filled the air as another grave marker met its demise.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • All of them fighting off my demise in the best way they knew how.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • I imagine the animal sees that its imminent demise is for a higher purpose.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • But when she heard the news of the statues’ demise, Laila was numb to it.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • Study me in my slow and patient demise.
    Mitch Albom  --  Tuesdays with Morrie
  • I thought I’d come to terms with 12’s demise—heard of it, seen it from the air, and wandered through its ashes.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • Some of them closed their eyes, waiting for their final demise, or hoping for a sign that the raid was finally over.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • I was more affected by his imminent demise than I was by my own.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • Tata Ndu reported the news of my demise.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • Maycomb had lost no time in getting Mr. Ewell’s views on Tom’s demise and passing them along through that English Channel of gossip, Miss Stephanie Crawford.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Professors are asked to consider their demise and to ruminate on what matters most to them.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • Everything he had ever believed about the demise of the Illuminati was suddenly looking like a brilliant sham.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • She truly regretted the Star Rose’s demise, despite the fact that it had been required.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • History did not demand Yossarian’s premature demise, justice could be satisfied without it, progress did not hinge upon it, victory did not depend on it.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Salander devoted a week to planning Nils Bjurman’s demise.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Deprived of love since the tragic demise of his parents, fourteen-year-old Harry Potter thought he had found solace in his steady girlfriend at Hogwarts, Muggle-born Hermione Granger.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • This is Alaska. edward hoagland,"UpTHE BLACK TO CHALKYITSIK" When McCandless turned up dead in Alaska and the perplexing circumstances of his demise were reported in the news media, many people concluded that the boy must have been mentally disturbed.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • Now, eyeing the bewildered Langdon and Neveu, Teabing resisted the urge to reveal how he had brilliantly implicated Opus Dei in the plot that would soon bring about the demise of the entire Church.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Muggers, as far as he knew, didn’t work in gangs, and it was unlikely that the first mugger had criminal friends who had decided to take revenge on him for their comrade’s demise.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Fallen Angels
  • The deadly missile attack shortly to be launched by an ancient automatic defense system will result merely in the breakage of three coffee cups and a mouse cage, the bruising of somebody’s upper arm, and the untimely creation and sudden demise of a bowl of petunias and an innocent sperm whale.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • Such shilly-shallying in an obvious case outraged my father’s principles, and he personally attended to the demise of the Dakers’ cat while the matter was still sub judice.
    John Wyndham  --  The Chrysalids
  • He must be convinced he’s not to blame for the Duke’s demise.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • He glanced uneasily at Hatter Madigan, who’d been sitting silent and still in a corner of the tent, a pocket-sized holographic crystal in his hand, ever since General Doppelganger told him of the Millinery’s bloody demise.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • What if we see two people having dinner, then, but one of them is plotting, or bringing about the demise of the other?
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • —A sudden—at—the—moment—though—from—lingering—illness—often— previously—expectorated—demise, Lenehan added.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Jokes about his approaching demise can hardly be agreeable to him.
    Agatha Christie  --  The ABC Murders
  • I could see it behind my lids — I could see Victoria’s face, her lips pulled back over her teeth, her crimson eyes glowing with the obsession of her vendetta; she held Edward responsible for the demise of her love, James.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • Was not a bowl of wine the cause of the demise of Alexander the Great, or, at least, does not Dr. Lempriere say so?
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • The landlord and Sancho consented, and then Master Pedro picked up from the ground King Marsilio of Saragossa with his head off, and said, "Here you see how impossible it is to restore this king to his former state, so I think, saving your better judgments, that for his death, decease, and demise, four reals and a half may be given me."
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • He hadn’t known about the demise of his previous relationship, however, and Sarah’s infidelity had intrigued him.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Guardian
  • Then, without warning, Deborah turned the pages of Gold’s book and stumbled on the details of her mother’s demise: excruciating pain, fever, and vomiting; poisons building in her blood; a doctor writing, "Discontinue all medication and treatments except analgesics;" and the wreckage of Henrietta’s body during the autopsy: The dead woman’s arms had been pulled up and back so that the pathologist could get at her chest … the body had been split down the middle and opened wide … greyish…
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • Yet the thought of this eventual demise provides no sense of victory, no solace.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
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