dying wish

dying wish

A final wish, desire, or request made shortly before one dies. Her dying wish was to have her ashes scattered at the bottom of the Grand Canyon.
See also: dying, wish
References in classic literature ?
It was my father's dying wish that I should try and get it back again whenever I could; it was in his family for five generations.
It was his dying wish that I should appeal to you in their behalf.
His obit said his dying wish was to have eight Philadelphia Eagles as pallbearers
COUNCIL leaders wi l l block any attempt to fulfil Moors Murderer Ian Brady's dying wish to have his body cremated in Scotland.
Their grief is salved when Caleb's brother-in-arms David Collins (Stevens) arrives at their front door to fulfil his comrade's dying wish.
He said: "I must dismiss this claim, though I do so conscious of the additional distress which this will bring to the claimants, whose aim has been to honour their daughter's dying wish for something of her to live on after her untimely death.
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The 86-year-old revealed it was his wife's dying wish that he publish his stories.
THE dying wish of a lifelong Blues fan to be buried in his beloved team's new strip is to be granted - thanks to kind-hearted players.
ROYAL Mail bosses have been branded callous after refusing to grant a former worker's dying wish.
Fred sadly passed away from old age it was said, but he got his dying wish as he's buried in his shed
The exhibition came after the columnist promised to fulfil the dying wish of his Auntie Joyce who asked that he did everything he could to promote her husband's art after she died.
THE DYING wish of a "generous" little girl was fulfilled yesterday after hundreds of Easter eggs were delivered to poorly children in hospital.
A COMMUNITY Council which denied a poet's dying wish to be buried on land where he had played as a child now has three councillor vacancies.
Hollywood actor Charlie Sheen has granted a cancer patient's dying wish to meet him.