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To be sure, he who never liveth at the right time, how could he ever die at the right time?
But as all else in him thinned, and his cheek-bones grew sharper, his eyes, nevertheless, seemed growing fuller and fuller; they became of a strange softness of lustre; and mildly but deeply looked out at you there from his sickness, a wondrous testimony to that immortal health in him which could not die, or be weakened.
"If I could die," he said, "I should go where he goes, and should assuredly find him again.
Revenge triumphs over death; love slights it; honor aspireth to it; grief flieth to it; fear preoccupateth it; nay, we read, after Otho the emperor had slain himself, pity (which is the tenderest of affections) provoked many to die, out of mere compassion to their sovereign, and as the truest sort of followers.
Everyone knew that he must inevitably die soon, that he was half dead already.
The executioner searched his face with the quick glance peculiar to those who are about to die and have no time to lose.
Age burdened him heavily, but he did not want to die. The three Fire-Men, who were now running forward from their forest ambush, could easily have got him, but they did not try.
"Because I am not willing to die!" cried Milady, struggling.
The only way to live is to forget that you're going to die. Death is unimportant.
“But shall we leave the Indian—can we leave him, as be says, to die?”
'I have come now because my affection for you prompted me to see you once more before you pass over for ever into that other life that I shall never know, and which though I have died thrice and shall die again to-night, as you know death, I am as unable to fathom as are you.
There are no longer sentinels sounding the alarm with their abdomens raised, and ready to die in defense of the hive.