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Expiry   /ˌɛkspˈaɪri/   Listen

A coming to an end of a contract period.  Synonyms: expiration, termination.
The event of dying or departure from life.  Synonyms: death, decease.  "Upon your decease the capital will pass to your grandchildren"

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"Expiry" Quotes from Famous Books

... postponement of publication which was then decided upon for a period of three years appeared to be tantamount to the abandonment of the original purpose, and the work was continued with the intention of making it a private record to be printed at the expiry of the term of silence, and to be privately circulated among those who were personally concerned or interested; a record which might perhaps be of service some day in filling in a page of South ...
— The Transvaal from Within - A Private Record of Public Affairs • J. P. Fitzpatrick

... been the church founded and erected by Queen Margaret. But the style of the building forbids this supposition. None of the English cathedrals were founded till the end of the eleventh century, and few were carried out till the expiry of the first quarter of the twelfth century. Scotland would certainly not be in advance of England in its style of architecture, and we know that little, if any, Norman work was executed in this country till the days of David I.... The style of the structure is early Norman, and ...
— Scottish Cathedrals and Abbeys • Dugald Butler and Herbert Story

... personal safety; but that the fleet and all the other soldiers of his party should repair to the Pearl Islands, where workmen and all necessaries for the reparation of the ships could be procured; and that at the expiry of these thirty days, Hinojosa and his armament were ...
— A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. 5 • Robert Kerr

... regard for the great Protector; and, but for his Majesty's illness at that moment from small-pox, the Cardinal himself would have come over instead of sending his nephew. And why should there not be a renewal of the Treaty after the expiry of the present term, to secure another year or two of that co-operation of the English Army and Fleet with Turenne which had led already to such excellent results? What if Ostend, as well as Dunkirk and Mardike, ...
— The Life of John Milton, Volume 5 (of 7), 1654-1660 • David Masson

... prejudice in which reaction against the French Revolution had wrapped us. Then came the second period from 1830 to 1845. Tractarianism was primarily a religious movement; it was a revival of the Church spirit which had been dormant since the expiry of Jacobitism at the accession of George III. But it rested on a conception, however imperfect, of universal history; and it even sought a basis for belief in a philosophic exposition of the ...
— Critical Miscellanies (Vol. 3 of 3) - Essay 5: On Pattison's Memoirs • John Morley

Words linked to "Expiry" :   loss, exit, change, ending, passing, departure, alteration, crucifixion, end, human death, wrongful death, going, release, death, fatality, modification, decease, martyrdom, megadeath, birth

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