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perish
used in The Return of the King

8 uses
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Definition
to die — especially in an unnatural way

or:

to be destroyed or cease to exist
  • Nay, though all things must come utterly to an end in time, Gondor shall not perish yet.
    5.1 — Book 5 Chapter 1 — Minas Tirith (77% in)
  • And for my part, I shall not wholly fail of my task, though Gondor should perish, if anything passes through this night that can still grow fair or bear fruit and flower again in days to come.
    5.1 — Book 5 Chapter 1 — Minas Tirith (45% in)
  • Can the living use such a road and not perish?
    5.2 — Book 5 Chapter 2 — The Passing of the Grey Company (47% in)
  • For, my lords, it may well prove that we ourselves shall perish utterly in a black battle far from the living lands; so that even if Barad-dur be thrown down, we shall not live to see a new age.
    5.9 — Book 5 Chapter 9 — The Last Debate (79% in)
  • And better so than to perish nonetheless — as we surely shall, if we sit here — and know as we die that no new age shall be.
    5.9 — Book 5 Chapter 9 — The Last Debate (80% in)
  • 'In Erebor in the Kingdom of Dain there is such skill,' said Aragorn; 'and if all our hopes do not perish, then in time I will send Gimli Gloin's son to ask for wrights of the Mountain.
    5.9 — Book 5 Chapter 9 — The Last Debate (91% in)
  • He no longer had any doubt about his duty: he must rescue his master or perish in the attempt.
    6.1 — Book 6 Chapter 1 — The Tower of Cirith Ungol (2% in)
  • 'The perishing is more likely, and will be a lot easier anyway,' he said grimly to himself, as he sheathed Sting and turned from the brazen doors.
    6.1 — Book 6 Chapter 1 — The Tower of Cirith Ungol (2% in)

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