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Expire, 1) intr. a) to die: whereon it fire) “must e.” Sonn. 73, 11. “thus --ing do foretell of him,” R2 II, 1, 32.
b) to perish, to end: “when body's work's --d,” Sonn. 27, 4. “whose constancies e. before their fashions,” All's I, 2, 63. “your breathing shall e.” John V, 4, 36. cf. “men's lives e.” Mcb. IV, 3, 172. “I would his troubles likewise were --d,” H6A II, 5, 31.
c) to elapse, to go by, to cease: Lucr. 26. Merch. I, 3, 160. H4B V, 5, 111. H6B I, 1, 68. Per. I, 1, 89. II, 4, 47. III, 3, 2. III, 4, 14.
2) trans. to finish: “some consequence shall . . . e. the term of a despised life,” Rom. I, 4, 109.
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