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perish in (something)

To die in a certain circumstance. Four young adults perished in the car accident, a tragedy that has sent shockwaves through the community.
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perish in something

to die because of involvement in something. Four people perished in the flames. Our cat perished in an accident.
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At length, with a terrific crash, the whole turret gave way, and she perished in the flames which had consumed her tyrant.
Now, had Tashtego perished in that head, it had been a very precious perishing; smothered in the very whitest and daintiest of fragrant spermaceti; coffined, hearsed, and tombed in the secret inner chamber and sanctum sanctorum of the whale.
We express our deepest condolences to the families of the people who have perished in these floods, and our thoughts are with those families who are still trapped and whose livelihoods are affected.
That being said, considering that shots were fired at the armed forces from amongst tens of thousands of protesters who were located in each square, is it expected that only between 100 to 150 people should have perished in the clashes that followed?
SHARAN (PAN): Over 150 Taliban guerrillas have been perished in the joint Afghan and US-led coalitions' air and ground operations in the southeastern Paktika province, governor claimed on Wednesday.
Jesus states that those people who perished in both cases were no worse sinners than anyone else.
Ceausescu like wise bid farewell to the great chemist that perished in her.
In 1995, under Sanders' care, the Tucson Sector actually experienced no crossing-related fatalities; then 12 people died in 1996 (including eight who drowned in a flooded culvert), two died in 1997 and 11 perished in 1998.
The general estimate is that, as well as six million Jews, at least another six million Europeans (including the Polish "gentiles") perished in concentration camps.
The rest of her family perished in Nazi concentration camps.
Of the 90,000 Irish immigrants arriving in 1847 in the port of Quebec City, typhus killed 10,000 in Canada, while another 5,000 perished in the crossing.