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perish
used in The Scarlet Letter

2 uses
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Definition
to die — especially in an unnatural way

or:

to be destroyed or cease to exist
  • Do not blacken your fame, and perish in dishonour!
    Chapter 23 -- The Revelation of the Scarlet Letter (53% in)
  • It impressed me as if the ancient Surveyor, in his garb of a hundred years gone by, and wearing his immortal wig—which was buried with him, but did not perish in the grave—had met me in the deserted chamber of the Custom-House.
    Introductory (72% in)

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