One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘he went to visit his dying aunt’
terminally ill, at death's door, on one's deathbed, in the jaws of death, on the point of death, near death, passing away, fading fast, sinking fast, expiring, moribund, breathing one's last, not long for this world
informal on one's last legs, with one foot in the grave, giving up the ghost
2‘ballet is a dying art form’
declining, vanishing, fading, passing, ebbing, waning
informal on the way out, on its last legs
3‘he strained to catch her dying words’
final, last, departing
1‘there were no unhappy memories to taunt her in her dying’
death, demise, passing, passing away, passing on, expiry, expiration, departure from life, final exit, eternal rest
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