• Drusus is stabbed, and expires gracefully
    Drusus is stabbed, and expires gracefully
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v expire expel air "Exhale when you lift the weight"
    • v expire pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life "She died from cancer","The children perished in the fire","The patient went peacefully","The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102"
    • v expire lose validity "My passports expired last month"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Eggs sink in water when they are fresh and float when expired.
    • Expire To breathe out; to emit from the lungs; to throw out from the mouth or nostrils in the process of respiration; -- opposed to inspire. "Anatomy exhibits the lungs in a continual motion of inspiring and expiring air.""This chafed the boar; his nostrils flames expire ."
    • Expire To bring to a close; to terminate. "Expire the term
      Of a despised life."
    • Expire To burst forth; to fly out with a blast. "The ponderous ball expires ."
    • Expire To come to an end; to cease; to terminate; to perish; to become extinct; as, the flame expired; his lease expires to-day; the month expired on Saturday.
    • Expire To emit the breath.
    • Expire To emit the last breath; to breathe out the life; to die; as, to expire calmly; to expire in agony.
    • Expire To emit; to give out.
    • Expire To give forth insensibly or gently, as a fluid or vapor; to emit in minute particles; to exhale; as, the earth expires a damp vapor; plants expire odors. "The expiring of cold out of the inward parts of the earth in winter."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • expire To breathe out; expel from the mouth or nostrils in the process of respiration; emit from the lungs: opposed to inspire.
    • expire To give out or forth insensibly or gently, as a fluid or volatile matter; exhale; yield.
    • expire To exhaust; wear out; bring to an end.
    • expire To emit the breath: opposed to inspire. Specifically
    • expire To emit the last breath; die.
    • expire To come to an end; close or conclude, as a given period; come to nothing; cease; terminate; fail or perish; end: as, the lease will expire on the first day of May; all his hopes of empire expired.
    • expire To come out; fly out.
    • expire Synonyms Perish, etc. See die.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Expire eks-pīr′ to breathe out: to emit or throw out from the lungs: to emit in minute particles
    • v.i Expire to breathe out the breath of life: to die out (of fire): to die: to come to an end
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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. expirare, exspirare, expiratum, exspiratum,; ex, out + spirare, to breathe: cf. F. expirer,. See Spirit


In literature:

Behold also in this giant of the text and in the giant of our own century that great physical power must crumble and expire.
"New Tabernacle Sermons" by Thomas De Witt Talmage
The term of the Antung-Mukden Railway shall expire in the 96th year of the Republic or 2007.
"The Fight For The Republic in China" by Bertram Lenox Putnam Weale
When that time arrived and I had removed their burdens from my beasts, I found to my sorrow that the poor man had fallen and expired.
"Hebraic Literature; Translations from the Talmud, Midrashim and Kabbala" by Various
The literary tradition of that time, so far as the novel was concerned, expired with du Maurier.
"George Du Maurier, the Satirist of the Victorians" by T. Martin Wood
His preemption claim had therefore expired by operation of law long before the creation of this reserve.
"Messages and Papers of William McKinley V.2." by William McKinley
At length Mary Erskine told the children that the half hour had expired, and that they were at liberty.
"Mary Erskine" by Jacob Abbott
It is not yet finished, the witnesses are yet alive, and the term of 1260 years is not expired.
"Notes On The Apocalypse" by David Steele
It came out incidentally that his leave of absence was to expire the day after to-morrow.
"Uncle Silas" by J. S. LeFanu
The wound was mortal; William fell to the ground and speedily expired.
"History of Holland" by George Edmundson
When the vines end, brushwood takes up the growth, which expires at last in crag and snow.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece" by John Addington Symonds

In poetry:

With BRUYES the proud NILE they sought;
Where one in ling'ring wounds expir'd;
While yet the other bravely fought
The Orient's magazine was fir'd.
"The French Mariner" by Robert Bloomfield
The dismal scene was o'er and past,
The lover's mournful hearse retired;
The maid drew back her languid head,
And, sighing forth his name, expired.
"Jemmy Dawson" by William Shenstone
Ah, Chloe the Thracian--whose sweet modulation
Of voice as she lilts to the lyre
Is sweeter and fairer? Would but the Fates spare her
I'd love to expire.
"When Horace "Came Back"" by Franklin Pierce Adams
The nuptial knot was scarcely tied,
When Henry's eye strange lustre fired,
"She's mine! she's mine!" he faltering cried,
And in that throb of joy expired.
"Ballad" by Amelia Opie
When on the coffin looking down,
She started, screamed, and back retired,
Then clasped it….breathing such a groan!
And with that dreadful groan expired.
"The Mad Wanderer" by Amelia Opie
"And mark, mark well, when the castle bell
And the clock ring three and one;
If the lamps expire and the lights retire,
You may know that my life is gone !
"The Perjured Nun" by Anne Bannerman

In news:

Lyon County Open Burning Ban To Expire On Friday.
The current version of the test—the 2002 Series GED Test—will expire at the end of 2013, along with incomplete test scores.
When a tax expires the payer realizes a reduction.
The GED test opens doors to college, better jobs, respect and the satisfaction of earning a high school credential GED test-takers must act now to finish and pass before the current test expires .
Chances are, your medicine cabinet contains some pills that are past their expiration date.
LOS ANGELES — Chances are, your medicine cabinet contains some pills that are past their expiration date.
Tax-filing extensions expire Oct 15.
If you've wondered whether medicines really do need to be tossed after their expiration date, you're got some company at the California Poison Control System, UC San Francisco and.
Many prescription drugs were still potent even 40 years after they had officially " expired ," according to a new study.
Three big drug multinationals are bilking billions of dollars from consumers by telling them to throw away still good but expired headache and cold pills, three class action lawsuits allege.
The US military saved itself $260 million in five years by not discarding expired drugs, the study said.
Volume was notably light this week as the trade chopped around waiting for September options to expire.
Congress may think it has until Feb 29 to extend the expiring payroll tax cut.
Management and unions are facing a big roster of labor contract expirations this year.
This woman was speeding 50 pmh in a 30 mph with an expired license and no insurance.

In science:

The pipeline server has a configurable maximum lifetime, and the stored data will be deleted after this time expires.
Data storage, processing and visualisation for the ATCA
When the so journ time in state k ∈ E expires, the environment jumps to state j ∈ E with probability pkj .
M/M/$\infty$ queues in semi-Markovian random environment
Assumption 3: Once a node receives a packet (coded or uncoded), the packet is not discarded by the node till its deadline expires.
Optimal Delay-Throughput Trade-offs in Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks: Hybrid Random Walk and One-Dimensional Mobility Models
The time τn can be taught to be the “expiration time” of the cube Qn , and this is precisely the exit time from the interior of the set cε (Qn ).
Large Deviations for Processes in Random Environments with Jumps
Observe that, in some cases, also the CLP(FD)-based solver for B runs out of memory, while the failures of the CLP(FD) solver for BM V have been caused by expiration of the time limit.
Multi-valued Action Languages in CLP(FD)