Definition of 'death'
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Example sentences containing 'death'
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Who decides matters of life or death? Times, Sunday Times (2016)There is a sense of a death in the family. Times, Sunday Times (2016)And somehow they manage to make the deaths of famous people all about them. The Sun (2016)There are fears that the death toll will rise as the weather worsens. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Her own mother had starved to death but her father had not been imprisoned. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He faces the death penalty if convicted. The Sun (2017)Each year around the world there are 18million cases of sepsis, resulting in eight million deaths. The Sun (2016)In their case it is very often the difference between life and death. Times, Sunday Times (2011)There was only one death in the end. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Their red motor had notes on it warning people they risked death if they opened the doors. The Sun (2011)You have to remember we have a death sentence hanging over us. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The death and the killing was wrong. The Sun (2015)The young winger was saved from almost certain death by sheer chance. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Death is not something you want to hang around. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The exact death toll remained shrouded in mystery. The Sun (2013)They have caused massive death and destruction over the years. Times, Sunday Times (2009)His inaction condemned many innocent people to a horrible death. The Sun (2012)Now family and friends fear the addiction will end in her death unless she can beat it. The Sun (2006)One is that older people are more likely to dream about death. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Two policemen and a retired officer were arrested as part of an inquiry into the death of a man in custody. Times, Sunday Times (2013)We will experience pain and death. Christianity Today (2000)How do you marry the requirement to praise the person in death with the more uncomfortable reality of their behaviour in life? Times, Sunday Times (2007)For us it's life or death. The Sun (2015)Aids alone has been responsible for more than 35 million deaths globally. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It was found by a man while he was helping his elderly mother to clear out her belongings after the death of his father. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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Translations for 'death'
British English: death /dɛθ/ NOUN
Death is the end of the life of a person or animal.
These people are in immediate danger of death from starvation.
- American English: death
- Arabic: مَوْت
- Brazilian Portuguese: morte
- Chinese: 死亡
- Croatian: smrt
- Czech: smrt
- Danish: død
- Dutch: dood
- European Spanish: muerte
- Finnish: kuolema
- French: mort
- German: Tod
- Greek: θάνατος
- Italian: morte
- Japanese: 死
- Korean: 죽음
- Norwegian: dødsfall
- Polish: śmierć
- European Portuguese: morte
- Romanian: moarte
- Russian: смерть
- Spanish: muerte
- Swedish: död
- Thai: ความตาย
- Turkish: ölüm
- Ukrainian: смерть
- Vietnamese: cái chết
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