toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

perish
used in The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

2 uses
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition
to die — especially in an unnatural way

or:

to be destroyed or cease to exist
  • I must have perished with cold, but that, the coldest nights, I used to steal a bag which was used for carrying corn to the mill.
    Chapter 5 (13% in)
  • A great many times have we poor creatures been nearly perishing with hunger, when food in abundance lay mouldering in the safe and smoke-house, and our pious mistress was aware of the fact; and yet that mistress and her husband would kneel every morning, and pray that God would bless them in basket and store!
    Chapter 9 (19% in)

There are no more uses of "perish" in The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®