Definition Of perish


suffer death, typically in a violent, sudden, or untimely way.

a great part of his army perished of hunger and disease

Example Of perish

  • A great many fishermen perished at sea, especially during the brutal winter season.

  • Approximately 200,000 Irishmen served in World War 1 and over 60,000 perished in the conflict.

  • But, in some cases, some of the people perished as a result of the flooding.

  • By the end of the 1840s over one million Irish had perished from hunger and associated disease and another two million had emigrated to escape the misery.

  • Empires and ideologies have triumphed, perished and fallen into oblivion through the centuries.

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