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Definition 1: the time when something ends - [noun denoting time]

Samples where dying or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it was the death of all his plans
  • a dying of old hopes

Synonyms for dying in the sense of this definition

(dying is a kind of ...) the point in time at which something ends

"the end of the year" "the ending of warranty period"

(... is a kind of dying ) death of a person

"he went to his grave without forgiving me" "from cradle to grave"

(... is part of dying) the period during which something is functional (as between birth and death)

"the battery had a short life" "he lived a long and happy life"

Definition 2: in or associated with the process of passing from life or ceasing to be - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where dying or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a dying man
  • his dying wish
  • a dying fire
  • a dying civilization

(dying is similar to ...) being on the point of death; breathing your last

"a moribund patient"

(dying is similar to ...) occurring at the time of death

"his last words" "the last rites"

Definition 3: eagerly desirous - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where dying or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • anxious to see the new show at the museum
  • dying to hear who won

Synonyms for dying in the sense of this definition

(dying is similar to ...) having or showing keen interest or intense desire or impatient expectancy

"eager to learn" "eager to travel abroad" "eager for success" "eager helpers" "an eager look"

(dying is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

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