Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (18701938). Rogets International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class III. Words Relating to Matter
Section III. Organic Matter
1. Vitality in general
DEATH; decease, demise; mortality; dying; passing -away, - of the soul; dissolution, departure, obit, release, rest, eternal rest, quietus, fall; loss, bereavement.
end [See End] -, cessation [See Cessation] -, loss -, extinction -, ebb- of life [See Life].
DEATH-WARRANT, deathwatch, death rattle, deathbed; stroke -, agonies -, shades -, valley of the shadow -, summons -, jaws -, hand -, bridge -, river- of death; Jordan, Jordans bank, one more river to cross; last -breath, - gasp, - agonies; dying -day, - breath, - agonies; swan song, chant du cygne [F.]; rigor mortis [L.]; Stygian shore; crossing the bar [Tennyson]; the great adventure.
euthanasia, euthanasy [rare]; happy release, bona mors [L.]; break-up of the system; natural -death, - decay; sudden -, violent- death; untimely end, taking off [colloq.], watery grave; debt of nature; mortification, heart failure, suffocation, asphyxia; fatal disease (disease) [See Disease]; deathblow (killing) [See Killing].
ANGEL OF DEATH, deaths bright angel, Azrael; King -of terrors, - Death; Death, doom (necessity) [See Necessity]; Hells grim Tyrant [Pope].
NECROLOGY, bills of mortality, obituary.
DEATH SONG (lamentation) [See Lamentation].
DIE, expire, perish; meet ones -death, - end; pass away, pass over, be taken; yield -, resign- ones breath; resign ones -being, - life; end ones -days, - life, - earthly career; breathe ones last; cease to -live, - breathe; depart this life; be no more &c. adj.; go off [colloq.], drop off [colloq.], pop off [slang]; lose -, lay down -, relinquish -, surrender- ones life; drop -, sink- into the grave; close ones eyes; fall -, drop- -dead, - down dead; break ones neck; give -, yield- up the ghost; be all over with one.
pay the debt to nature, shuffle off this mortal coil, take ones last sleep; go the way of all flesh; hand -, pass- -in ones checks, - in ones chips [all slang]; go over to the -, join the- -greater number, - majority, - great majority; join the choir invisible; awake to life immortal; come -, turn- to dust; give an obolus to Charon; cross the Stygian ferry; go to ones long account, go to ones last home, go to Davy Joness locker, go to glory [colloq. or slang]; receive ones death warrant, make ones will, step out [colloq.], die a natural death, go out like the snuff of a candle; come to an untimely end; catch ones death; go off the hooks, kick the bucket, hop the twig, turn up ones toes [all slang]; die a violent death &c. (be killed) [See Killing].
die for ones country, make the supreme sacrifice, go West [World War euphemism].
DEAD, lifeless; deceased, demised, departed, defunct; late, gone, no more; exanimate [rare], inanimate; out of the world, taken off, released; bereft of life; stone dead; departed this life &c. v.; dead and gone; dead as -a doornail, - a doorpost, - mutton, - a herring, - nits [all slang or colloq.]; launched into eternity, gathered to ones fathers, numbered with the dead; born into a better world, born into the next world; gone to a better land; dying -, dead- in the Lord; asleep in Jesus; with the saints.
stillborn; mortuary; deadly (killing) [See Killing].
DYING &c. v.; moribund, morient [obs.]; Hippocratic; in articulo [L.], in extremis [L.]; in the -jaws, - agony- of death; going, - off; aux abois [F.]; on ones -last legs [colloq.], - deathbed; at the point of death, at deaths door, at the last gasp; near ones end, given up, given over, booked [slang]; with one foot in -, tottering on the brink of- the grave.
post obit [L.], post mortem [L.].
Life -ebbs, - fails, - hangs by a thread.
Ones days are numbered, ones hour is come, ones race is run, ones doom is sealed.
Death knocks at the door, Death stares one in the face.
The breath is out of the body.
The grave closes over one.
Sic itur ad astra.Vergil
De mortuis nil nisi bonum; dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.Horace
Honesta mors turpi vitâ potior.Tacitus
In adamantine chains shall death be bound.Pope
Mors ultima linea rerum est.Horace
Omnia mors quat.Claudianus
Spake the grisly Terror.Paradise Lost
The lone couch of his everlasting sleep.Shelley
The push of death has swung her into life.Tagore
And Death is beautiful as feet of friend Coming with welcome at our journeys end.Lowell
Why do we then shun Death with anxious strife? If Light can thus deceive, wherefore not Life?J. Blanco White