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perish
used in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

3 uses
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Definition
to die — especially in an unnatural way

or:

to be destroyed or cease to exist
  • There was not an urchin in school but was perishing to have a glimpse of it, but the chance never came.
    Chapter 20 (20% in)
  • ...next, certain boys said the missing lads had promised that the village should "hear something" soon; the wise-heads had "put this and that together" and decided that the lads had gone off on that raft and would turn up at the next town below, presently; but toward noon the raft had been found, lodged against the Missouri shore some five or six miles below the village —and then hope perished; they must be drowned, else hunger would have driven them home by nightfall if not sooner.
    Chapter 15 (59% in)
  • The "might" was even a chillier horror than the ghostly laughter, it so confessed a perishing hope.
    Chapter 31 (33% in)

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