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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It's designed to invoke the kind of epiphanies people enjoy when they face a close brush with death.
The 57-year-old singer said he felt like he was suffocating and was in pain but did not elaborate further on what caused his 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.
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.
Summary: A Russian pedestrian's brush with death as he tried to cross a road has been caught on CCTV.
A shocking brush with death and murder puts her among the ranks of Butch Cassidy's lawless gang, the Wild Bunch.
After a harrowing brush with death, Jamy must return to St.