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die, lose one's life, be killed, fall, expire, meet one's death, be lost, lay down one's life, breathe one's last, draw one's last breath, pass away, go the way of all flesh, give up the ghost, go to glory, meet one's maker, go to one's last resting place, cross the great divideView synonyms
- ‘Now do the rest of the world a favor and meet your Maker.’
- ‘Remember, some day each and every one of us will meet our Maker.’
- ‘But I do believe in God and I am not frightened to meet my Maker after death.’
- ‘I thought at that point the carriage was going to roll over and I thought we were going to meet our Maker.’
- ‘In those days the retirement age was 55, after which a person could go home and prepare to meet his Maker.’
- ‘For those of you, and there are so many, who will miss him, take comfort in the fact that he was set to meet his Maker.’
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