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perish
used in The Two Towers

10 uses
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Definition
to die — especially in an unnatural way

or:

to be destroyed or cease to exist
  • The young perish and the old linger, withering.
    3.6 -- Book 3 Chapter 6 -- The King of the Golden Hall (58% in)
  • We were driven back yesterday over the Isen with great loss; many perished at the crossing.
    3.7 -- Book 3 Chapter 7 -- Helm's Deep (9% in)
  • It is likely that he will be overtaken ere he can reach Helm's Gate, if he has not already perished.'
    3.7 -- Book 3 Chapter 7 -- Helm's Deep (21% in)
  • 'Yes, we will have peace,' he said, now in a clear voice, 'we will have peace, when you and all your works have perished — and the works of your dark master to whom you would deliver us.
    3.10 -- Book 3 Chapter 10 -- The Voice of Saruman (41% in)
  • Who you are; how you came there, and why; what you know; whether you were captured, and if so, how you escaped when all the Orcs perished — it is with those little riddles that the great mind of Saruman is troubled.
    3.11 -- Book 3 Chapter 11 -- The Palantir (5% in)
  • What became of him Sam never heard: whether he escaped to roam the wild for a time, until he perished far from his home or was trapped in some deep pit; or whether he raged on until he plunged in the Great River and was swallowed up.
    4.4 -- Book 4 Chapter 4 -- Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit (98% in)
  • For if Boromir was then in peril and was slain, I must fear that all my companions perished too.
    4.5 -- Book 4 Chapter 5 -- The Window on the West (26% in)
  • It is hard indeed to believe that one of so great wisdom, and of power — for many wonderful things he did among us — could perish, and so much lore be taken from the world.
    4.5 -- Book 4 Chapter 5 -- The Window on the West (40% in)
  • The One Ring that was thought to have perished from the world.
    4.5 -- Book 4 Chapter 5 -- The Window on the West (91% in)
  • But over the mountains I am bound, by solemn undertaking to the Council, to find a way or perish in the seeking.
    4.6 -- Book 4 Chapter 6 -- The Forbidden Pool (94% in)

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