- a death or decease occasioning the transfer of an estate.
- a conveyance or transfer of an estate.
verb (used with object), de·mised, de·mis·ing.
verb (used without object), de·mised, de·mis·ing.
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Origin of demise
OTHER WORDS FROM demisede·mis·a·bil·i·ty, nounde·mis·a·ble, adjectivenon·de·mise, nounun·de·mised, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for demise
While some went extinct as early as the 17th century,others may have met their demise by human means even far earlier—namely major Pleistocene megafauna like the woolly rhino.Climate change probably contributed to the woolly rhino’s rapid demise|Sara Kiley Watson|August 25, 2020|Popular Science
This means even more stars can escape, quickening the cluster’s demise.Milky Way’s tidal forces are shredding a nearby star cluster|Ken Croswell|August 18, 2020|Science News For Students
By the time Clark sent out the last issue in December 2019, after a detached retina left him temporarily blind in one eye, he had chronicled the demise of 16,000 factories, plants, and mills in 17 years.
Mack struggles with what the inevitable demise of everything means for humankind.‘The End of Everything’ explores the ways the universe could perish|Emily Conover|August 4, 2020|Science News
The rest were sudden demises such as poisonings that involved another substance along with alcohol or alcohol-related car crashes.Heavy drinking drove hundreds of thousands of Americans to early graves|Aimee Cunningham|August 3, 2020|Science News
Such statements are rare, as the Guards routinely avoid going public with news about the demise of one of their commanders.What an Iranian Funeral Tells Us About the Wars in Iraq|IranWire|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Were they innocent victims or did they conduct themselves in a manner that would naturally lead to their demise?The Post-Brown and Garner Question: Who ‘Deserves’ to Die?|Goldie Taylor|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was sad that my first visit to Court Green, which Sylvia had described so enthusiastically, should be after her demise.
In the film, Turner begins to think about how his work will be seen after his demise.Mike Leigh Is the Master Filmmaker Who Hates Hollywood|Nico Hines|October 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The country that once sought to slaughter Paul was devastated by his demise.The Amazing Tale of Paul the Psychic Octopus: Germany’s World Cup Soothsayer|Emily Shire|July 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"Yes, you say, just as if you were thinking of your grandfather's demise," remarked one of his neighbors.The Magic Skin|Honore de Balzac
The demise of intellectual property has lately become abundantly clear.After the Rain|Sam Vaknin
They sought his advice on all important matters, and in his demise they realize that the State has sustained an irreparable loss.The Nation Behind Prison Bars|George L. Herr
Had he, indeed, an honorable scruple of engaging her upon the uncertainty of his uncle's demise.Modern Flirtations|Catherine Sinclair
On the demise of her husband, the widow quitted her town house, and took up her abode with her child at the old hall.The Manchester Rebels of the Fatal '45|William Harrison Ainsworth
British Dictionary definitions for demise
- a transfer of an estate by lease
- the passing or transfer of an estate on the death of the owner