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Definition of Demise


  1. Transmission by formal act or conveyance to an heir or successor; transference; especially, the transfer or transmission of the crown or royal authority to a successor.
  2. The decease of a royal or princely person; hence, also, the death of any illustrious person.
  3. The conveyance or transfer of an estate, either in fee for life or for years, most commonly the latter.
  4. To transfer or transmit by succession or inheritance; to grant or bestow by will; to bequeath.
  5. To convey; to give.
  6. To convey, as an estate, by lease; to lease.

Demise Quotations

There's no one place a virus goes to die - but that doesn't make its demise any less a public health victory. Throughout human history, viral diseases have had their way with us, and for just as long, we have hunted them down and done our best to wipe them out.
Jeffrey Kluger

Borders had lousy management and made bad corporate decisions, so its fate is less like a terrible accident than a slow-motion slide into a ditch, but it's hard to be happy about a bookseller's demise.
Susan Orlean

No doubt many people have the feeling that to talk about death at all is, in effect, to conjure it up mentally, to bring it closer in such a way that one has to face up to the inevitability of one's own eventual demise. So, to spare ourselves this psychological trauma, we decide just to try to avoid the topic as much as possible.
Raymond Moody

Zen teaches that once we can open up to the inevitability of our demise, we can begin to transform that situation and lighten up about it.
Allen Klein

The rumours of the demise of the U.S. manufacturing industry are greatly exaggerated.
Elon Musk
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Demise Translations

demise in Spanish is fallecimiento
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