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Definition of "dying" []

  • Present participle of die1. (verb)
  • About to die: dying patients. (adjective)
  • Drawing to an end; declining: in the dying hours of the legislative session. (adjective)
  • Done or uttered just before death: a dying request. (adjective)
  • Relating to or occurring at the moment of death (adjective)

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Use "dying" in a sentence
  • "It's just awful for a young women and mother to be dying so young (which, of course, does not mean it's not awful for all others in the same or similar situations - that should go without saying). i feel sorry that a young person is going to die, but she courts the media so should expect the stick. * jade goody: dying* only on living! the irony"
  • "I don't think you should stick pins when you're dying -- _dying_! ""
  • "Give us a break Sarah, Nobody wants to kill off Grandma but services like Hospice care for the dying is a very important component of health care and helps families cope with the end of life issues that come up when Grandma is dying."