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perish
used in Fahrenheit 451

2 uses
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Definition
to die — especially in an unnatural way

or:

to be destroyed or cease to exist
  • [of the legend of Hercules and Antaeus] But when he was held, rootless, in midair, by Hercules, he perished easily. If there isn't something in that legend for us today, in this city, in our time, then I am completely insane.
    p. 79.9
perished = died
  • Montag saw the flirt of a great metal fist over the far city and he knew the scream of the jets that would follow, would say, after the deed, disintegrate, leave no stone on another, perish.
    p. 151.8
perish = die
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