As so many of our civil institutions erode, why contribute to the demise of another?
Ironically, Rubin would go to work for Citigroup and shoulder much of the blame for its demise.
Had he fled the country, the Nixon administration might not have pursued the actions that ultimately brought about its own demise.
Lung cancer may be the official cause of Joe Paterno's death, but the trauma of recent months may have helped speed his demise.
In the film, Turner begins to think about how his work will be seen after his demise.
Thou art desirous to know what advantage I reap by my uncle's demise.
On the demise of the owner only a youngest son can inherit the Alraun.
According to the famous surgeon who was at her bedside just before her demise, she died "game."
With whimsical seriousness he told her of the trout's demise and high destiny.
At the instant of the demise the next heir became our lawful sovereign.
mid-15c., from Middle French demise, fem. past participle of démettre "dismiss, put away," from des- "away" (from Latin dis-) + Middle French mettre "put," from Latin mittere "let go, send" (see mission). Originally "transfer of estate by will," meaning extended 1754 to "death" because that's when this happens.