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used in Rappaccini's Daughter

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to die — especially in an unnatural way


to be destroyed or cease to exist
  • Hast thou grown so poisonous that this deadly insect perishes by thy breath?
  • True, there were ugly recollections connected with his first glimpses of the beautiful girl; he could not quite forget the bouquet that withered in her grasp, and the insect that perished amid the sunny air, by no ostensible agency save the fragrance of her breath.
  • I am no flower to perish in her grasp.
  • They that come after us will perish as by a pestilence!
  • To Beatrice,—so radically had her earthly part been wrought upon by Rappaccini's skill,—as poison had been life, so the powerful antidote was death; and thus the poor victim of man's ingenuity and of thwarted nature, and of the fatality that attends all such efforts of perverted wisdom, perished there, at the feet of her father and Giovanni.

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