decease

Part of speech: noun

Death.

Part of speech: verb

To die.

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Usage examples "decease":

  1. But Sir Harry is the impatient one: and has begun to talk of his decease. - "The Ship of Stars", Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch.
  2. Nothing could exceed, save in the case of a sovereign, the splendour of the funeral ceremonies observed after the Duke's decease. - "The Life of Marie de Medicis, Vol. 1 (of 3)", Julia Pardoe.
  3. The date of the approaching decease is indicated either by the extent to which the shroud covers the body, or by the time of day at which the vision is seen; for if it be in the early morning they say that the man will die during the same day, but if it be in the evening, then it will be only some time within a year. - "Clairvoyance", Charles Webster Leadbeater.