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Definition of Perish


  1. To be destroyed; to pass away; to become nothing; to be lost; to die; hence, to wither; to waste away.
  2. To cause perish.

Perish Quotations

We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

For God so loved the World that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
Jesus Christ

Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.
Abraham Lincoln

Seeing that a Pilot steers the ship in which we sail, who will never allow us to perish even in the midst of shipwrecks, there is no reason why our minds should be overwhelmed with fear and overcome with weariness.
John Calvin

Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature's inexorable imperative.
H. G. Wells
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Perish Translations

perish in Dutch is creperen, ondergaan, omkomen
perish in Finnish is tuhoutua
perish in German is umkommen
perish in Latin is abolesco, pereo
perish in Spanish is perecer
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