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perish
used in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

3 uses
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Definition
to die — especially in an unnatural way

or:

to be destroyed or cease to exist
  • My mind was made up; I was resolved that I would foil my master and save my children, or I would perish in the attempt.
    15 — Continued Persecutions (85% in)
  • I knew the doom that awaited my fair baby in slavery, and I determined to save her from it, or perish in the attempt.
    16 — Scenes At The Plantation (52% in)
  • She said if I persevered I might, perhaps, gain the freedom of my children; and even if I perished in doing it, that was better than to leave them to groan under the same persecutions that had blighted my own life.
    28 — Aunt Nancy (26% in)

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