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Definition of Extinction

Extinction

  1. The act of extinguishing or making extinct; a putting an end to; the act of putting out or destroying light, fire, life, activity, influence, etc.
  2. State of being extinguished or of ceasing to be; destruction; suppression; as, the extinction of life, of a family, of a quarrel, of claim.

Extinction Quotations

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.
Ronald Reagan

The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush. It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and undernourishment.
Robert M. Hutchins

The progress of an artist is a continual self-sacrifice, a continual extinction of personality.
T. S. Eliot

The government of the United States is a device for maintaining in perpetuity the rights of the people, with the ultimate extinction of all privileged classes.
Calvin Coolidge

That last day does not bring extinction to us, but change of place.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
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Extinction Translations

extinction in French is purge
extinction in Italian is estinguere
extinction in Norwegian is utslettelse, slokking

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