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perish
used in The War of the Worlds

2 uses
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Definition
to die — especially in an unnatural way

or:

to be destroyed or cease to exist
  • Yet across the gulf of space, minds that are to our minds as ours are to those of the beasts that perish, intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic, regarded this earth with envious eyes, and slowly and surely drew their plans against us.
    1.1 — Book 1 Chapter 1 — The Coming of the Martians (11% in)
  • We stood aghast at our danger, and had the Martian looked down we must immediately have perished.
    2.1 — Book 2 Chapter 1 — Under Foot (41% in)

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