“I think the buzz is going to die out,” said Shushmita Sen, 25, who works in a drugstore in London.
As for Walter himself, he was only too glad to keep silent on the matter, and let it die out; and so were the family generally.
Like some other philosophical paradoxes, it would have been better left to die out.
They never take root, and die out of themselves as suddenly as they spring up.
Unfortunately that scandal of the Eastern seas would not die out.
But a time is at hand when this foolish chivalry of ours will die out.
It was uncanny, this clinging to life; a race should be content to die out.
Then the wind appeared to die out utterly and the balloon ceased to move forward.
It is more likely to cause other evil measures, in order that it may not die out.
That language might die out; but the negro might sing, "Men may come and men may go, but I go on for ever."
mid-12c., possibly from Old Danish døja or Old Norse deyja "to die, pass away," both from Proto-Germanic *dawjanan (cf. Old Frisian deja "to kill," Old Saxon doian, Old High German touwen, Gothic diwans "mortal"), from PIE root *dheu- (3) "to pass away, become senseless" (cf. Old Irish dith "end, death," Old Church Slavonic daviti, Russian davit' "to choke, suffer").
It has been speculated that Old English had *diegan, from the same source, but it is not in any of the surviving texts and the preferred words were steorfan (see starve), sweltan (see swelter), wesan dead, also forðgan and other euphemisms.
Languages usually don't borrow words from abroad for central life experiences, but "die" words are an exception, because they are often hidden or changed euphemistically out of superstitious dread. A Dutch euphemism translates as "to give the pipe to Maarten." Regularly spelled dege through 15c., and still pronounced "dee" by some in Lancashire and Scotland. Used figuratively (of sounds, etc.) from 1580s. Related: Died; dies.
early 14c. (as a plural, late 14c. as a singular), from Old French de "die, dice," of uncertain origin. Common Romanic (cf. Spanish, Portuguese, Italian dado, Provençal dat, Catalan dau), perhaps from Latin datum "given," past participle of dare (see date (n.1)), which, in addition to "give," had a secondary sense of "to play" (as a chess piece); or else from "what is given" (by chance or Fortune). Sense of "stamping block or tool" first recorded 1690s.
v. died, dy·ing (dī'ĭng), dies
To cease living; become dead; expire.
To cease existing, especially by degrees; fade.
To desire very strongly: She was dying to become Miss Pancake (1591+)