die back

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v die back suffer from a disease that kills shoots "The plants near the garage are dying back"
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Quotations

  • Jon English
    Jon English
    “You can lay down and die, or you can get up and fight, but that's it -- there's no turning back.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “To live is to go on a journey; to die is to come back home.”
  • Zen Saying
    Zen Saying
    “Let go over a cliff, die completely, and then come back to life -- after that you cannot be deceived.”

Usage

In literature:

Again wounded, he came back to Turin in almost a dying condition.
"The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete Lourdes, Rome and Paris" by Emile Zola
Why can't that Jack Sherman die while he's about it, and let me have my own back again?
"The Little Colonel" by Annie Fellows Johnston
Did that come back to you when you were dying?
"Georgian Poetry 1920-22" by Various
The men in blue were now more numerous, and, fighting with the resolve to win or die, they gradually forced back Forrest.
"The Rock of Chickamauga" by Joseph A. Altsheler
The Christmas excitement had not died out in the ward when Carlotta went back to it.
"K" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
Left the horses where four out of five died and carried supplies the rest of the way on our backs.
"The Spenders" by Harry Leon Wilson
These pass back to the general community, where they finally die.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, Number 60, October 1862" by Various
From out the gloom of the thick spruce he looked back, and a low whine of love and grief rose and died softly in his throat.
"Kazan" by James Oliver Curwood
For now to-day, a dying man, am I come back again, And I must lay my bones on this, the farthest shore of Spain.
"Moorish Literature" by Anonymous
The youth died and slid back off the rigid bayonet.
"The Desert of Wheat" by Zane Grey
The boy, notwithstanding his wound, came back to the general, related the treatment which he had found, and died in his sight.
"The Works of Samuel Johnson, Vol. 6" by Samuel Johnson
Domenica had died six months back!
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol. I" by Various
Let me go back and die.
"The Golden Legend" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I was afraid he might die before you had a chance to pay him back.
"Roy Blakeley" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
His back was injured, his spine became affected, and he died.
"Joe Strong The Boy Fire-Eater" by Vance Barnum
And I would die for the girl back on that sledge.
"The Danger Trail" by James Oliver Curwood
A sudden seizure carried off old Mr. Dorrit, and he died thinking himself back in the Marshalsea.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol III" by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.
To go back under fire is to die.
"Manual for Noncommissioned Officers and Privates of Infantry of the" by War Department
But with the night came long absent slumber, and revived the almost dying mother, and seemed to give her back to life.
"No and Other Stories Compiled by Uncle Humphrey" by Various
The enthusiasm about the Smith cut-off had begun to die and now the talk began of going back to follow Hunt.
"Death Valley in '49" by William Lewis Manly
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In poetry:

He jumped upon his sore backed horse
And galloped fast away
Oh! little heeded he or cared
What his dying turd would say.
"The Turds of the Scouts" by General George S Patton Jnr
Dear friend, forgive my unaverted eyes.
But there’s no back row of the mind to hide
here from the horror of your dying.
"Faux Pas" by Vassar Miller
"For the spirits of my fathers
Would shrink back from me in pride,
If I told them at our greeting
I a slave had lived and died;
"The Dying Bondman" by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
I SHEATH my sword. In mercy go.
Turn back from me your hopeless eyes,
For in them all my anger dies:
I cannot face a beaten foe.
"Victory" by Aline Murray Kilmer
Poet, we know that many men go,
Forth on that self-same track,
With purpose as high, to do or die,
But they bring no sandwich back.
"The Song Of The Sandwich" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Then, passing onward with the years,
He turned his back on Elf and Fay,
And sadly sweet, as if in tears,
The fairy music died away.
"The Two Keys" by Victor James Daley

In news:

We'll he's back and this time he's sporting a mean lookin' pastry smack down the center of his forehead, and apparently it's to die for.
Fans everywhere want NHL hockey back, but there are some die-hards who might boycott if the league comes back.
Vilma Soltesz age 56 dies in Hungary after she was denied several flights back to the US to get medical help.
PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities in Arizona say a young girl with leukemia and a heart catheter could die if she is not brought back to a Phoenix hospital after her parents inexplicably removed her from the facility last week.
The group with a history of head trauma included 17-year-old Nathan Stiles (a high school player who died after a 2010 head injury ), 1960s running back Cookie Gilchrist, and other notable professional athletes.
Williams died in July of 2011 in the back of a Milwaukee police car.
Jamestown golfer Trevor Temps has a "TT" on the back collar of his shirt in memory of teammate Trevor Times, who died in a drowning accident in May.
Joyce Back, 81, Brookville, died Tuesday, Nov 27, 2012.
Knightdale's Lewis, icon in karate , back home Joe Lewis, who died Aug 31, was buried in Knightdale.
Back in September 1995, my father-in-law died.
A U.N.-backed tribunal is seeking justice for the estimated 1.7 million people who died because of the extremist policies of the Khmer Rouge's 1970s rule in Cambodia.
A U.N.-backed tribunal is seeking justice for the estimated 1.7 million people who died because of the extremist policies of the Khmer Rouge 's 1970s rule in Cambodia.
Fond du Lac County authorities have released the name of the 59-year-old man who died when a teenager backed a vehicle into a garage in the town of Ashford on Saturday night.
Wayne and Diana Reed, residents of Nashville, were married for 36 years before she died in the nationwide outbreak of fungal meningitis, contracted from a tainted steroid used for back pain.
William Carey, an investor who backed business schools, dies at 81.
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In science:

On the other hand, the AEC antenna measurements were affected for some parts of the scan by apex rotation feeding back to the BUS motion, an effect which died out about a minute into the scan.
Study of the Dynamics of Large Reflector Antennas with Accelerometers
This pressure force cannot hold back the collapse of dying star cores of from about 1.4M up to about 3M though.
A fresh look at some questions surrounding black holes
Migrated Neu are lost in tissues. Remained Neu senesce in blood, express CXCR4 and above all they come back to die in bone marrow (Martin 2003, Rankin 2010).
Model of pathogenesis of psoriasis. Part 1. Systemic psoriatic process
Looking back, one notices that the people sitting in the front row on this picture: Bohr, Heisenberg, Pauli, Gamov, Landau and Kramers, although of different age at the time when the picture was taken-all died within the same time span of about 10-15 years.
Landau's Last Paper and its Impact on Developments in Mathematics, Physics and Other Disciplines in New Millennium
After mass ejection has died out, and the stellar core is already in contraction, the code is switched back to the hydrostatic mode to follow the interpulse period.
The most massive core collapse supernova progenitors
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