• Drusus is stabbed, and expires gracefully
    Drusus is stabbed, and expires gracefully
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n expiration the act of expelling air from the lungs
    • n expiration euphemistic expressions for death "thousands mourned his passing"
    • n expiration a coming to an end of a contract period "the expiry of his driver's license"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Eggs sink in water when they are fresh and float when expired.
    • Expiration A coming to a close; cessation; extinction; termination; end.
    • Expiration Emission of volatile matter; exhalation.
    • Expiration That which is expired; matter breathed forth; that which is produced by breathing out, as a sound. "The aspirate “he,” which is . . . a gentle expiration ."
    • Expiration The act of expiring
    • Expiration The act or process of breathing out, or forcing air from the lungs through the nose or mouth; as, respiration consists of inspiration and expiration ; -- opposed to inspiration.
    • Expiration The last emission of breath; death.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n expiration The act of breathing out; expulsion of air from the lungs in the process of respiration: opposed to inspiration.
    • n expiration The last emission of breath; cessation; death.
    • n expiration Close; end; conclusion; termination: as, the expiration of a month or year; the expiration of a contract or a lease.
    • n expiration That which is produced by audible expiring or breathing out, as a sound.
    • n expiration Emission of volatile matter from any substance; evaporation; exhalation: as, the expiration of oxygen by plants.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Expiration the act of breathing out:
    • Expiration (obs.) death: end: that which is expired
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  • Joseph Jefferson
    Joseph Jefferson
    “We are but tenants and shortly the great landlord will give us notice that our lease has expired.”
  • Aneurin Bevan
    “I would rather be kept alive in the efficient if cold altruism of a large hospital than expire in a gush of warm sympathy in a small one.”
  • Andrew Young
    “On the soft bed of luxury many kingdoms have expired.”
  • Danish Proverb
    Danish Proverb
    “Slander expires at a good woman's door.”
  • Sid Taylor
    Sid Taylor
    “Wisdom is perishable. Unlike information or knowledge, it cannot be stored in a computer or recorded in a book. It expires with each passing generation.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. expiratio,exspiratio,: cf. F. expiration,. See Expire
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. expirer—L. ex, out, spirāre, -ātum, to breathe.


In literature:

In the same year his patent expired, and he sought its renewal from Congress.
"Great Fortunes, and How They Were Made" by James D. McCabe, Jr.
Saxon literature was expiring by limitation.
"English Literature, Considered as an Interpreter of English History" by Henry Coppee
It is formed upon manners and customs that have long since expired.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. II. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
The fear of the pursuers drove him from his hiding-place at the expiration of the week.
"The Underground Railroad" by William Still
She rapidly failed, and on the 7th of August, 1560, she expired.
"The Empire of Russia" by John S. C. Abbott
Why were not the terms of all the senators made to expire at once?
"The Government Class Book" by Andrew W. Young
Expiration of privileges, 121.
"A Library Primer" by John Cotton Dana
There Nara and Narayana, Brahma and Yama and Sthanu the fifth, perform their sacrifices at the expiration of a thousand yugas.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1"
Fallen am I from heaven in consequence of the expiration of my virtue.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2"
Bess held the infant towards him; but before he could place his hands upon it all power forsook him, and he fell back and expired.
"The Lancashire Witches" by William Harrison Ainsworth

In poetry:

Ah! what wild haste!--and all to be
A river and expire in ocean.
Each fountain's tribute hurries thee
To that vast grave with quicker motion.
"From The Spanish Of Pedro De Castro Y Anaya" by William Cullen Bryant
Not more the schoolboy, that expires
Far from his native home, requires
To see some friend's familiar face,
Or meet a parent's last embrace—
"Song IX. - The fatal hours are wondrous near" by William Shenstone
II.—Sunset THE DAY and its delights are done;
So all delights and days expire:
Down in the dim, sad West the sun
Is dying like a dying fire.
"Fragments Pts 1, 11, 111" by Victor James Daley
But where, ah where can this bright wonder be?
For, till we see Him, we are all on Fire;
We'll find Him out, or in the search Expire.
"A Paraphrase On The Canticles. Chapter VI." by Elizabeth Singer Rowe
The factories gave forth lurid fires
From pent-up hells within their breast;
E'en Ætna's burning wrath expires,
But man's volcanoes never rest.
"The Factory Town" by Ernest Jones
And, when we leave the heated room,
And, when at four the lights expire,
The crew shall gather round the fire
And mock our laughter in the gloom;
"Possibilities" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

President Barack Obama, a Democrat, favors letting the Bush-era rates expire for families making $250,000 or more.
RBC will continue to charge a one-time flat fee of $3.95 to issue the prepaid card but the money loaded on the card will no longer expire or be eaten up by monthly maintenance fees.
But if the card expires before the funds are spent, the cardholder can request a new card with the remaining funds on it, Koski said.
Some homeowners race to transfer property to their children before lifetime gift-tax exemptions expire Dec 31.
Fifty percent expansion to nonconforming structures set to expire in 2012.
The US Department of Justice (DoJ) on Wednesday announced that a final legal judgment against Microsoft, rendered in 2002 over antitrust concerns, expired on May 12.
The Safe and Secure Rural Schools Act expired at the end of the year and Congress has yet to vote on a reauthorization of the funding.
Heat Advisory expires at 8:00 PM on 7/7, issued at 3:43 PM Columbiana, OH East Liverpool, OH East Palestine, OH East Rochester, OH.
You're meticulous about monitoring the expiration dates on milk cartons.
Once a first-aid kit is put together, keep track of expiration dates.
Instead, we arranged to meet at Simply Breakfast early one morning — really early, at 2 am We sat down to sample the flapjacks just in time to turn back the clock one hour as daylight saving time expired.
Flicker of an Expiring Candle, Side Project, at the Side Studio.
Your Kentucky hunting and fishing license will expire in a couple of weeks, on Feb 29, Benny Kessler's birthday.
DRUGS, CLIFTON BOULEVARD: After responding to a report of a suspiciously parked car, officers noted the vehicle had expired license plates.
Union seen rejecting company's latest offer as contract expires Sat.

In science:

We consider a European option expiring at time T > t with payoff h(XT ).
A Fast Mean-Reverting Correction to Heston's Stochastic Volatility Model
Only one packet from the buffer can be transmitted in a single step. A packet is removed from the buffer upon transmission or expiration, i.e., reaching its deadline.
One to Rule Them All: a General Randomized Algorithm for Buffer Management with Bounded Delay
Afterwards, at time t + 1, the relative deadlines of all remaining packets are decremented by 1, and the packets whose relative deadlines reach 0 expire and are removed from both Adv’s and the algorithm’s buffers.
One to Rule Them All: a General Randomized Algorithm for Buffer Management with Bounded Delay
When one satisfied grant ends and some other unsatisfied grant has not entirely expired, the transmitter is retuned to the corresponding wavelength for the remaining grant interval.
A Flow-aware MAC Protocol for a Passive Optical Metropolitan Area Network
For expired sessions, the session-keys are also erased.
A New Family of Practical Non-Malleable Diffie-Hellman Protocols