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perish
used in Measure for Measure

3 uses
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Definition
to die — especially in an unnatural way

or:

to be destroyed or cease to exist
  • Take my defiance: Die; perish! might but my bending down Reprieve thee from thy fate, it should proceed: I'll pray a thousand prayers for thy death,— No word to save thee.
    3.1 — Act 3 Scene 1 — A Room in the prison (52% in)
  • She should this Angelo have married; was affianced to her by oath, and the nuptial appointed: between which time of the contract and limit of the solemnity her brother Frederick was wrecked at sea, having in that perished vessel the dowry of his sister.
    3.1 — Act 3 Scene 1 — A Room in the prison (80% in)
  • My brother had but justice, In that he did the thing for which he died: For Angelo, His act did not o'ertake his bad intent, And must be buried but as an intent That perish'd by the way.
    5.1 — Act 5 Scene 1 — A public place near the city gate (84% in)

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