In the article of death

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • In the article of death at the moment of death; in the dying struggle.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In an article in 1998, The Journal of the American Medical Association claimed that adverse drug reactions may cause more than 100,000 deaths a year in the US alone.
    • In the article of death (L. in articulo mortis), at the point of death
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. in articulo mortis
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. articulus, a little joint—artus, a joint.

Usage

In literature:

In the articles about Mr. Davis that have appeared since his death, the personality of the man seems to overshadow the merit of the author.
"Appreciations of Richard Harding Davis" by Various
They avoided even an indecent Posture in the very Article of Death.
"The Spectator, Volume 2." by Addison and Steele
Thou that in the article of death didst pardon Dysmas!
"Chivalry" by James Branch Cabell
They avoided even an indecent Posture in the very Article of Death.
"The Spectator, Volumes 1, 2 and 3" by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele
By the faces and dumb sorrow of those who attended we thought him in the article of death.
"The Tatler, Volume 1, 1899" by George A. Aitken
In the autumn of 1901 Mrs. Eddy wrote an article on the death of President McKinley.
"McClure's Magazine, Vol. 31, No. 1, May 1908" by Various
Thou that in the article of death didst pardon Dysmas!
"Chivalry" by James Branch Cabell
There was his wife shrinking away from him in the very articles of death.
"Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer" by Cyrus Townsend Brady
But the old Oakwichian was more reasonable, and, ever glad, even in the article of death, to disseminate useful knowledge, interposed.
"Our Young Folks, Vol 1, No. 1" by Various
The following afternoon, however, came the death-blow, in the shape of a most hilarious article in the local papers.
"Young Wallingford" by George Randolph Chester
The action of Abel's faith in life and, as we may safely assume, in the very article of death, retained its power with God.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Hebrews" by Thomas Charles Edwards
The monsters strip him of every article of clothing, while he is struggling in the agonies of death.
"Wigwam and War-path; Or the Royal Chief in Chains" by A. B. (Alfred Benjamin) Meacham
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In news:

Correction to This Article Earlier versions of this column said that a lack of effective regulation led to the deaths of 78 coal miners last year in West Virginia.
The Georgia Straight article quoted a Furlong relative who disputed a story about Siobhan's death in Patriot Hearts, but Tuesday's statement insisted Furlong 's version of events was correct.
An article in today's Washington Post has some fun with the view that celebrities die in groups of three, something verified this week with the deaths of Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett, and Michael Jackson.
Editor's Note: On October 25, 2006, USA TODAY published an article entitled "When a Heart Attack Goes Undiagnosed " regarding the emergency medical care received by James Pettry of Lafayette, Indiana, prior to his death in April 2006.
The 550th anniversary of Joan of Arc's death in the flames at Rouen on May 30, 1431 can be relied upon to release a torrent of commemorative books and articles.
In the Oct 15, 2008, edition of The News-Democrat, there was an article entitled "Drugs suspected in death of 26-year-old," by Sharon Graves.
A crime scene investigator with the Greensboro Police Department collects an article of clothing outside an apartment complex in the 2300 block of Kersey Street during a death investigation in Greensboro on Monday.
In our May/June 2011 issue we published an article entitled "The Birth & Death of Biblical Minimalism " by Israeli archaeologist Yosef Garfinkel.
A couple of weeks ago There was an article in the Kentucky Enquirer about the increase in heroin overdoses and deaths in the region, particularly in Northern Kentucky's Campbell County.
William Jackson's recent article in Government Computer News, "The Untimely Death of The Advanced Persistent Threat".
These products, their manufacturers and their vendors are the subject of this article because of a tragic death of a three year old in Vancouver, Wash.
Fargo police investigate unattended death of newborn at Sanford Read the article: No foul play suspected in unattended baby death.
Editor's note: In light of the Feb 16 death of Anthony Shadid, Oklahoma Gazette has pulled this Sept 28, 2005, article from its archives.
In an article in "Uncut" magazine, Paul Rodgers, lead vocalist of Free, Bad Company and recently Queen tells a story about how The Doors wanted him to replace Jim Morrison after the singer's 1971 death.
Earlier today, The Observer wrote an article that detailed the controversy surrounding the deaths of 27 animals at a Warner Brothers-owned farm in New Zealand.
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