In your dying
shall your spirit and your virtue still shine like an evening after-glow around the earth: otherwise your dying
hath been unsatisfactory.
But at the moment he was getting up, he caught the sound of the dying man stirring.
With the dying man's hand in his hand, he sat for half an hour, an hour, another hour.
Levin stealthily withdrew his hand, and without looking at the dying man, went off to his own room and went to sleep.
And owing to the bent of his character, and because he loved the dying man more than anyone else did, Levin was most painfully conscious of this deceit.
Kitty sent for the priest to read the prayer for the dying.
While the priest was reading it, the dying man did not show any sign of life; his eyes were closed.
Mazarin listened, dying as he was, as ten living men could not have listened.
appeared at the threshold of the door, with his eyes fixed upon the dying man, who did not even think it worth while to notice that majesty from whom he thought he had nothing more to expect.
That is a gracious favor," continued Mazarin, "granted to a dying man, and which will render death less painful to him.
I hope," replied the king, "I am come to visit, not a dying man, but a sick man, susceptible of cure.
So be it," said Louis, faintly, for, as Mazarin had said, the name of Colbert was quite unknown to him, and he thought the enthusiasm of the cardinal partook of the delirium of a dying man.
The young king felt the tears rise to his eyes; he bent over the dying man, already half a corpse, and then hastily retired.
Dit is 'n fiksasie, merk sy op, wat in al sy werk voorkom, en ter illustrasie haal sy soos volg uit sy Notes of Bird (1984) aan: "You are addicted to the idea of dying
and your only fear is that you may miss that appointment" (Lutge Coullie 2004: 189).
in very old age after having been successfully kept from the slow decline of aging will still want--as we do even now--any assurance they can get that the quality of their remaining lives, however short, will be preserved until the very moment of death.