Also, be dying for. Long for, desire excessively, as in I'm dying for some ice cream. This hyperbolic usage dates from the late 1500s. Also see die to.
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Example sentences from the Web for die for
Yves Albarello, MP of Seine-et-Marne, said the gunmen told police they were ready to “die as martyrs.”
Asserting our right to free speech is the only to ensure that 12 people did not die in vain.Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Our Duty Is to Keep Charlie Hebdo Alive|Ayaan Hirsi Ali|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Sands was involved in a scandalous-for-the-time romance with the carpenter and there were rumors she was pregnant with his child.New York’s Most Tragic Ghost Loves Minimalist Swedish Fashion|Nina Strochlic|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Though this too is debatable given that 25,000 to 40,000 people a year die of influenza—the vast majority of them unvaccinated.When You Get the Flu This Winter, You Can Blame Anti-Vaxxers|Kent Sepkowitz|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
There was no mistaking this for the gaudiness and gilt of made-for-TV awards shows.
"A camp-fire would hardly flash and die out like that, Sarge," he answered thoughtfully.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
But men, through neglecting the rules of health, pass quickly to old age, and die before reaching that term.The Mediaeval Mind (Volume II of II)|Henry Osborn Taylor
I cannot believe that God would think it necessary to come on earth as a man, and die on the Cross.God and my Neighbour|Robert Blatchford
With three or four more wounds, and the words with which he aided her to die, he finished with her.
His symptoms became so serious that often we expected nothing less than that he would die on our hands.