|Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (18701938). Rogets International Thesaurus. 1922.|
|Class III. Words Relating to Matter|
|Section III. Organic Matter|
| 1. Vitality|
| 1. Vitality in general|
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|NOUN:||DEATH; decease, demise; mortality; dying; passing -away, - of the soul; dissolution, departure, obit, release, rest, eternal rest, quietus, fall; loss, bereavement.|
end [See End] -, cessation [See Cessation] -, loss -, extinction -, ebb- of life [See Life].
DEATH-WARRANT, deathwatch, death rattle, deathbed; stroke -, agonies -, shades -, valley of the shadow -, summons -, jaws -, hand -, bridge -, river- of death; Jordan, Jordans bank, one more river to cross; last -breath, - gasp, - agonies; dying -day, - breath, - agonies; swan song, chant du cygne [F.]; rigor mortis [L.]; Stygian shore; crossing the bar [Tennyson]; the great adventure.
euthanasia, euthanasy [rare]; happy release, bona mors [L.]; break-up of the system; natural -death, - decay; sudden -, violent- death; untimely end, taking off [colloq.], watery grave; debt of nature; mortification, heart failure, suffocation, asphyxia; fatal disease (disease) [See Disease]; deathblow (killing) [See Killing].
ANGEL OF DEATH, deaths bright angel, Azrael; King -of terrors, - Death; Death, doom (necessity) [See Necessity]; Hells grim Tyrant [Pope].
NECROLOGY, bills of mortality, obituary.
DEATH SONG (lamentation) [See Lamentation].
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|VERB:||DIE, expire, perish; meet ones -death, - end; pass away, pass over, be taken; yield -, resign- ones breath; resign ones -being, - life; end ones -days, - life, - earthly career; breathe ones last; cease to -live, - breathe; depart this life; be no more &c. adj.; go off [colloq.], drop off [colloq.], pop off [slang]; lose -, lay down -, relinquish -, surrender- ones life; drop -, sink- into the grave; close ones eyes; fall -, drop- -dead, - down dead; break ones neck; give -, yield- up the ghost; be all over with one.|
pay the debt to nature, shuffle off this mortal coil, take ones last sleep; go the way of all flesh; hand -, pass- -in ones checks, - in ones chips [all slang]; go over to the -, join the- -greater number, - majority, - great majority; join the choir invisible; awake to life immortal; come -, turn- to dust; give an obolus to Charon; cross the Stygian ferry; go to ones long account, go to ones last home, go to Davy Joness locker, go to glory [colloq. or slang]; receive ones death warrant, make ones will, step out [colloq.], die a natural death, go out like the snuff of a candle; come to an untimely end; catch ones death; go off the hooks, kick the bucket, hop the twig, turn up ones toes [all slang]; die a violent death &c. (be killed) [See Killing].
die for ones country, make the supreme sacrifice, go West [World War euphemism].
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|ADJECTIVE:||DEAD, lifeless; deceased, demised, departed, defunct; late, gone, no more; exanimate [rare], inanimate; out of the world, taken off, released; bereft of life; stone dead; departed this life &c. v.; dead and gone; dead as -a doornail, - a doorpost, - mutton, - a herring, - nits [all slang or colloq.]; launched into eternity, gathered to ones fathers, numbered with the dead; born into a better world, born into the next world; gone to a better land; dying -, dead- in the Lord; asleep in Jesus; with the saints.|
stillborn; mortuary; deadly (killing) [See Killing].
DYING &c. v.; moribund, morient [obs.]; Hippocratic; in articulo [L.], in extremis [L.]; in the -jaws, - agony- of death; going, - off; aux abois [F.]; on ones -last legs [colloq.], - deathbed; at the point of death, at deaths door, at the last gasp; near ones end, given up, given over, booked [slang]; with one foot in -, tottering on the brink of- the grave.
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|ADVERB:||post obit [L.], post mortem [L.].|
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- Life -ebbs, - fails, - hangs by a thread.
- Ones days are numbered, ones hour is come, ones race is run, ones doom is sealed.
- Death knocks at the door, Death stares one in the face.
- The breath is out of the body.
- The grave closes over one.
- Sic itur ad astra.Vergil
- De mortuis nil nisi bonum; dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.Horace
- Honesta mors turpi vitâ potior.Tacitus
- In adamantine chains shall death be bound.Pope
- Mors ultima linea rerum est.Horace
- Omnia mors quat.Claudianus
- Spake the grisly Terror.Paradise Lost
- The lone couch of his everlasting sleep.Shelley
- The push of death has swung her into life.Tagore
- And Death is beautiful as feet of friend Coming with welcome at our journeys end.Lowell
- Why do we then shun Death with anxious strife? If Light can thus deceive, wherefore not Life?J. Blanco White