Is this trend another sign of the demise of the middle class?
After Bear's demise last March, newly retired CEO Jimmy Cayne blamed Goldman Sachs, among others, for hastening its death.
Ironically, Rubin would go to work for Citigroup and shoulder much of the blame for its demise.
Lung cancer may be the official cause of Joe Paterno's death, but the trauma of recent months may have helped speed his demise.
The demise of the Hummer looks like more than the end of an automotive brand.
Thou art desirous to know what advantage I reap by my uncle's demise.
Death, which in any case awaits our friends, we woo to them by anticipations of demise.
According to the famous surgeon who was at her bedside just before her demise, she died "game."
He remembered his mother, but not her demise; that had been concealed from him.
At the instant of the demise the next heir became our lawful sovereign.
mid-15c., from Middle French demise, fem. past participle of démettre "dismiss, put away," from des- "away" (from Latin dis-) + Middle French mettre "put," from Latin mittere "let go, send" (see mission). Originally "transfer of estate by will," meaning extended 1754 to "death" because that's when this happens.