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perish
used in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

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Definition
to die — especially in an unnatural way

or:

to be destroyed or cease to exist
  • "Because this is America and in a country where such things are," concluded Johnny vaguely but very patriotically, "you know that the government is by the people, for the people, of the people and shall not perish from the face of the earth the way it does in the old countries.
    Chapter 25 (75% in)

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