[ US /dɪˈmaɪz/ ]
[ UK /dɪmˈa‍ɪz/ ]
NOUN
  1. the time when something ends
    a dying of old hopes
    it was the death of all his plans
VERB
  1. transfer by a lease or by a will
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How To Use demise In A Sentence

  • After the merciful demise of her husband in 1842 her activities became less camouflaged and in the 1850s she was involving herself in the serf problem.
  • No wonder that stories of its imminent demise are commonplace. Times, Sunday Times
  • An objection is not "outworn" until answered, and to speak of the demise of a generally accepted theory is hardly scientific. The Evolution of Man Scientifically Disproved In 50 Arguments
  • We should look to the glory and splendor of the arena … Where even the most untalented one-hit-wonder will be able to regain a sliver of dignity before their untimely demise. 2010 February « The Graveyard
  • He is not predicting the demise of banks, but thinks their job will be different. Times, Sunday Times
  • Its demise meant the collapse of the system for monitoring the two largest nuclear stockpiles in the world. Times, Sunday Times
  • My demise was once plotted here, deep in this dark sombre forest. Times, Sunday Times
  • Souls being spiritual, there is no reason for their disaggregation, that is, their demise, and in fact they do not die. Initiation into Philosophy
  • Airline industry experts have forecasted the demise of airline hubs for almost as long as they have existed.
  • The project organisers also recommend kick-starting the venture by demise chartering six longline vessels under government's current fishing policy.
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