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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Perish  \Per"ish\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Perished};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Perishing}.]  [OE.  perissen,  perisshen  F.  p['e]rir,  p. 
  pr  p['e]rissant,  L.  perire  to  go  or  run  through  come  to 
  nothing,  perish;  per  through  +  ire  to  go  Cf  {Issue},  and 
  see  {-ish}.] 
  To  be  destroyed;  to  pass  away  to  become  nothing;  to  be  lost; 
  to  die;  hence  to  wither;  to  waste  away 
  I  perish  with  hunger!  --Luke  xv  17. 
  Grow  up  and  perish,  as  the  summer  fly.  --Milton. 
  The  thoughts  of  a  soul  that  perish  in  thinking. 

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