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  • v  pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life
    The children perished in the fire

  • But in the last battle, two-thirds of the Jews perish, and the rest either accept Jesus as the true Messiah or they must be damned, literally.
  • Conspiracy theories are like cacti: they flourish when information flows are restricted and are apt to perish under a deluge of facts.
  • Most eggs perish, but the survivors that find a home spring into a burst of frantic activity.
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  • Two dogs perish as fire burns room in San Anselmo home
    Two residents escaped injury but the family dogs perished in a San Anselmo blaze early Friday.Ross Valley firefighters doused the fire in a back bedroom at 1225 San Anselmo Ave.
    June 14, 2013 - Marin Independent Journal
  • Duke Energy crews work to restore power across state
    Duke Energy crews are working around the clock to asses the damage from Thursday afternoon's storms and restore power to customers across the state. Lisa Perish, with Duke Energy, joins us on the phone to give us an update on the progress.
    June 14, 2013 - News 14 Carolina

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