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dying (not comparable)
- Approaching death; about to die; moribund.
- The dying dog was put out of his misery with a single shot!
- a dying fire
- The battlefield was littered with the dead and dying.
- Declining, terminal, or drawing to an end.
- In the dying moments of daylight I glimpsed a sail on the horizon.
- Pertaining to death, or the moments before death.
- His dying words were of his mother.
- until my dying day
- his dying bed
approaching death, used as a substantive: those who are currently expiring
declining, or drawing to an end
pertaining to the moments before death
- The process of approaching death; loss of life; death.
- 1995 November 26, Laura Mansnerus, quoting Timothy Leary, “At Death's Door, the Message Is Tune In, Turn On, Drop In”, in The New York Times, →ISSN:
- “I'm looking forward to the most fascinating experience in life, which is dying,” he said. “You've got to approach your dying the way you live your life—with curiosity, with hope, with fascination, with courage and with the help of your friends.”
process of approaching death