But his lymphoma recurred and, had he won the nomination and the election, he would have died in office.
None of this would have surprised Kolko, who died earlier this year, or Buchanan, who died in 2013.
Except the last time that irony occurred, 600,000 Americans died.
A 4-year-old as well two babies, four and seven months, had died in locations other than the school.
They were outspoken and polarizing, and lived fast and too often died young.
But for some reason this town, also, died and left the ruins alone.
His father had lost it and had died, bewildered and hungry of soul.
The porter came out of his lodge to tell her that one of the daughters had died.
Nay, agad, I hate fear ever since I had like to have died of a fright.
She died forgiving her betrayer, and sending a message to that effect by me.
mid-12c., possibly from Old Danish døja or Old Norse deyja "to die, pass away," both from Proto-Germanic *dawjanan (cf. Old Frisian deja "to kill," Old Saxon doian, Old High German touwen, Gothic diwans "mortal"), from PIE root *dheu- (3) "to pass away, become senseless" (cf. Old Irish dith "end, death," Old Church Slavonic daviti, Russian davit' "to choke, suffer").
It has been speculated that Old English had *diegan, from the same source, but it is not in any of the surviving texts and the preferred words were steorfan (see starve), sweltan (see swelter), wesan dead, also forðgan and other euphemisms.
Languages usually don't borrow words from abroad for central life experiences, but "die" words are an exception, because they are often hidden or changed euphemistically out of superstitious dread. A Dutch euphemism translates as "to give the pipe to Maarten." Regularly spelled dege through 15c., and still pronounced "dee" by some in Lancashire and Scotland. Used figuratively (of sounds, etc.) from 1580s. Related: Died; dies.
early 14c. (as a plural, late 14c. as a singular), from Old French de "die, dice," of uncertain origin. Common Romanic (cf. Spanish, Portuguese, Italian dado, Provençal dat, Catalan dau), perhaps from Latin datum "given," past participle of dare (see date (n.1)), which, in addition to "give," had a secondary sense of "to play" (as a chess piece); or else from "what is given" (by chance or Fortune). Sense of "stamping block or tool" first recorded 1690s.
v. died, dy·ing (dī'ĭng), dies
To cease living; become dead; expire.
To cease existing, especially by degrees; fade.
To desire very strongly: She was dying to become Miss Pancake (1591+)