brush with death

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.
See also: brush, death
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Ali Carter; A BRUSH WITH DEATH; Point Blank (Fiction: Mystery) 14.99 ISBN: 9781786072764
It's designed to invoke the kind of epiphanies people enjoy when they face a close brush with death.
Rita had her second brush with death in 1998, days after Steve McDonald installed a faulty gas fire in her flat.
Our hero has an underwater brush with death, a chase through the wilds of Corsica, a surprise encounter with an old friend - and a showdown with the blind baddie.
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.
On my way home from work today, driving along SZR I had my usual brush with death.
The young Will's brush with death came when he decided to ignore mum Debra's advice and take a quick dip in a pool, despite not being able to swim.
The 45-year-old former sportsperson described his latest and most alarming brush with death as "horrific."
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.
Terrified host Tim Vincent had "a brush with death" at the hands of a motorist while working on Blue Peter.
Portland, ME, October 01, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Sacred Oaks Press to release Brush with Death, the fourth book in the young adult Spirit Guide series, by E.J.
Russell Comedy Watson - Showcase: Return of The Amazing the Voice Dermot (8.00pm) The singer discusses his brush with death.
Summary: A Russian pedestrian's brush with death as he tried to cross a road has been caught on CCTV.