brush with death

brush with death

Fig. an instance of nearly dying. After a brush with death, Claire seemed more friendly and outgoing.
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And Mary's having a spooky time with Brendan the ghost hunter (guest star Ted Robbins, who had a real brush with death this year).
That would deter most and amazingly this was the second time David, an aeronautical engineer, had a brush with death in the air.
A young fox had a brush with death when he got his head stuck in a fence in South Shields.
10pm The armoured avenger hunts for the mastermind behind an untraceable series of bombings, despite being cut off from his usual resources and traumatised by a recent brush with death.
NORTH OF BOSTON provides a thought-provoking novel about Pirio Kasparov, a Boston girl who discovers a unique ability to survive sub-freezing water after a brush with death when a freighter capsizes her fishing boat.
A man had a brush with death after his car plunged into the sea at Rashid Port as he was offloading goods onto a ship.
On my way home from work today, driving along SZR I had my usual brush with death.
Mitch's brush with death has echoes of Motherwell idol Phil O'Donnell, who died of a heart attack during a game with Dundee United in December 2007.
The 45-year-old former sportsperson described his latest and most alarming brush with death as "horrific.
Lorraine, who appeared in I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here in 2011, had a brush with death in 2000 when the car she was driving plunged off a bridge.
Fans of Egyptian beauty Donia Samir Ghanem are pleased to hear that the starlet isn't letting a recent brush with death stand in the way of her career plans for 2013.
Set amid the chaos of war and invasion, this is the true story of Stanley Janus's brush with death, and of how a miracle saved him from a terminal illness.
Tim said: "My real brush with death was when Alex drove us back to the hotel in the hire car.
com)-- Sacred Oaks Press to release Brush with Death, the fourth book in the young adult Spirit Guide series, by E.
Sitting in the same chair I'd just flopped into, a fit and healthy-looking John explained that, since his brush with death, he did not worry about anything, especially the small stuff.