perish from

perish from (something)

To die from some cause. Most people who die in fires actually perish from smoke inhalation, as opposed to the fire itself.
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perish from something

to die from a particular cause, such as a disease. Nearly all the fish perished from the cold. I was afraid that I would perish from hunger.
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He adds, "In a time that is addicted to and threatens to perish from the mammon of sped-up time, we want to pass the message of this different experience of time on as an inheritance for future generations.
The General Assembly appointed Kofi Annan its new chief Tuesday, and the Ghanaian pledged to work for a leaner United Nations while urging members not to allow it to perish from ``indifference, inattention or financial starvation.