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Nearly dead
“So how do you write a letter to your dying mother - a letter which both you and she know is basically a goodbye?”
Gradually ceasing to exist or function; in decline and about to disappear
“It will wean us off the dying pillars of tourism and financial services.”
Occurring at or connected with the time that someone dies
“His dying wish was for a trip to Lourdes with his daughter, Shannon.”
“There were no unhappy memories to taunt her in her dying.”
Present participle for to stop living
“She would have died a normal death otherwise within a couple days of her collapse in 1990.”
Present participle for become less loud or strong
“If you are thinking of going wait till the frenzy has died down.”
Present participle for to stop functioning
“If your engine dies in your car, you slow down and stop.”
Present participle for be very eager for something
“While we are all dying to get out, there is one who died to get in.”
Present participle for to be so overcome with emotion or laughter as to be incapacitated
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