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Definition of "decease" []

  • To die. (verb-intransitive)
  • The act of dying; death. (noun)

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Use "decease" in a sentence
  • "When he returned home, he laid the five leaves in a box and locking it, gave the key to his wife (who then showed big with child), and said to her, Know that my decease is at hand and that the time draweth nigh for my translation from this abode temporal to the home which is eternal."
  • "“O my son, the fated hour of my decease is at hand, and I desire to give thee my last injunctions.”"
  • "Every soul shall taste of death; 258 and now, O my son, my decease is at hand and I desire to charge thee with a charge, which if thou observe, thou shalt abide in safety and prosperity, till thou meet"