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brush with death

An experience in which one almost dies. I value my life a lot more since my brush with death in the accident.
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brush with death

Fig. an instance of nearly dying. After a brush with death, Claire seemed more friendly and outgoing.
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Chicago TV personality Merri Dee is another person whose life was changed by a brush with death. In 1971, she and a talk show guest were abducted, driven to a forest preserve, and were both shot twice in the head.
That same year Randy Jackson, the youngest member of the Jackson family, had a brush with death when his car skidded and struck a light pole.
In addition, those who have a brush with death often learn the importance of living for the moment.
Most people who have come close to dying are aware of that "fine line." They have also learned first-hand that there's nothing like a brush with death to make a person appreciate life.
PHOTO : After a brush with death in a 1954 auto accident that resulted in the loss of an eye,