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perish
used in The Poisonwood Bible

6 uses
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Definition
to die — especially in an unnatural way

or:

to be destroyed or cease to exist
  • How we wives and mothers do perish at the hands of our own righteousness.
    Book 2 — Revelation (3% in)
  • Father would sooner watch us all perish one by one than listen to anybody but himself.
    Book 2 — Revelation (85% in)
  • A man had been reading a long war story, as they did then: a firsthand account of a prison camp and a dreadful march, where exhausted men struggled hopelessly, fell behind, and perished in brief orange bursts of pistol fire in the darkness.
    Book 3 — Judges (7% in)
  • He meant personally to save more souls than had perished on the road from Bataan, I think, and all other paths ever walked by the blight of mankind.
    Book 3 — Judges (8% in)
  • In the long perishing of children from kakakaka I saw the air change color: it was blue with biläla, the wailing for the dead.
    Book 3 — Judges (87% in)
  • I recited the 23rd Psalm, the 121st Psalm, the 100th and 137th and 19th and 66th Psalms, the 21st chapter of Revelation, Genesis one, Luke 22, First Corinthians, and finally John 3:16: "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life.
    Book 4 — Bel and the Serpent (96% in)

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