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death

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It is the paradox of life that the way to miss pleasure is to seek it first. The very first condition of lasting happiness is that a life should be full of purpose, aiming at something outside self.
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Etymology

Old English dēaþ, from Proto-Germanic *dauþuz, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰautus. Cognate with West Frisian dead, Dutch dood, German Tod, Swedish död.

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death

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  1. The cessation of life and all associated processes; the end of an organism's existence as an entity independent from its environment and its return to an inert, nonliving state.
    The death of my grandmother saddened the whole family.
  2. (often Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The personification of death as a hooded figure with a scythe; the Grim Reaper.
    When death walked in, a chill spread through the room.

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