If we are to be stuffed, we prefer to have it an ante-mortem performance, don't we, little dog?
How much better is ante-mortem charity than post-mortem beneficence.
The latter is certainly much nicer to play with, in the ante-mortem state.
A hush came upon them,53 for it was seen that he was intending to make some kind of an ante-mortem statement.
Greyerson says so, at least, and when I didn't believe him he called in Hartt and Bushnell to hold my ante-mortem.
The dying swan may not sing, but there is no doubt about the ante-mortem Valkyrie song of the whale.
antemortem an·te·mor·tem (ān'tē-môr'təm)