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Why is it that men who can go through severe accidents, air raids, and any other major crisis always seems to think that they are at death's door when they have a simple head cold?
Shirley Booth

Meaning of "at death's door" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF AT DEATH'S DOOR

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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE AT DEATH'S DOOR

at any cost
at any price
at any rate
at arm´s length
at bay
at best
at bottom
at close quarters
at cross-purposes
at daggers drawn
at ease
at every turn
at fault
at first blush
at first hand
at grade
at gunpoint
at hand
at hazard
at heart

WORDS THAT END LIKE AT DEATH'S DOOR

a foot in the door
back door
barn door
cat door
door
door to door
French door
front door
glass door
keep the wolf from the door
main door
next door
open door
overhead door
passenger door
rear door
revolving door
screen door
side door
stable door
swinging door

Synonyms and antonyms of at death's door in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «AT DEATH'S DOOR»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «at death's door» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of at death's door

Translation of «at death's door» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF AT DEATH'S DOOR

Find out the translation of at death's door to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of at death's door from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «at death's door» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

在死亡之门
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

a las puertas de la muerte
570 millions of speakers

English

at death´s door
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मौत के दरवाजे पर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

على شفا الموت
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

при смерти
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

às portas da morte
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মৃত্যুর দরজা এ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

à la porte de la mort
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pada pintu kematian
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

an der Schwelle des Todes
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

死の当日
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

죽음 의 문
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ing lawang pati
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cửa cái chết của
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மரணம் கதவை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मृत्यूच्या दारात
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Ölümün kapısında
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

in punto di morte
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

na progu śmierci
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

при смерті
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

în pragul morții
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

στο κατώφλι του θανάτου
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

by die dood se deur
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

för döden
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

for døden
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of at death's door

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «AT DEATH'S DOOR»

The term «at death's door» is regularly used and occupies the 97.171 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about at death's door

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QUOTES WITH «AT DEATH'S DOOR»

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Shirley Booth
Why is it that men who can go through severe accidents, air raids, and any other major crisis always seems to think that they are at death's door when they have a simple head cold?

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «AT DEATH'S DOOR»

Discover the use of at death's door in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to at death's door and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Death at death's door
Death's brother, the Sandman, doesn't know what to do when Lucifer abdicates his throne and hands him the key to Hell, and Death is forced to manage the newly escaped hoards of the damned when her sisters, Delirium and Despair, throw a wild ...
Jill Thompson, 2003
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At Death's Door
A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.
Robert Barnard, 2013
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Stopping Abortions at Death's Door: A Non-Violent System for ...
"Stopping Abortions at Death's Door" will provide pro-lifers a potential plan that could effectively save babies. The book will give pro-abortion people heartburn and an early warning of the fight that is coming their way.
Roderick P. Murphy, 2011
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Slow Dancing at Death's Door
This book demonstrates how God's unfathomable love carries us through these unforeseen seasons of life.
Amy C. Baker, 2005
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A Detective at Death's Door: A Mystery
Recovering from her near-death experience following an attack by a would-be poisoner, Harriet Martens soon discovers that she may be forced to draw out the killer when her attacker goes on a rampage involving a series of seemingly ...
H. R. F. Keating, 2005
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Creepy Comics Volume 2: At Death's Door
In this vicious volume, your dear Uncle Creepy presents over a dozen new spine-tingling stories from twisted talents including David Lapham, Jeff Parker, Doug Moench, Joe R. Lansdale, Jason Shawn Alexander, Timothy Truman, Rick Geary, ...
David Lapham, Jeff Parker, Rick Geary, 2013
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At Death's Door: Book One the Porthole
A fiction novel based on an inspirational idea and characters, a porthole is found that leads to the same place only 94 years earlier.
Randy Field, 2009
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Creepy Comics: At Death's Door
In this second vicious volume, your dear Uncle Creepy presents over a dozen new spine-tingling stories from twisted talents including David Lapham, Jeff Parker, Doug Moench, Joe R. Lansdale, Jason Shawn Alexander, Timothy Truman, Rick Geary ...
Brendan Wright, Sierra Hahn, David Lapham, 2013
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Death: At Death's Door
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
Lambert M Surhone, Mariam T Tennoe, Susan F Henssonow, 2011
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At Death's Door: Facing the Terminal Illness of a Loved One
At Death's Door will help you acknowledge your emotions as you walk through terminal illness of someone you love, and will guide you in living fully with your loved one through the last months, weeks, or days of your time together.
Paraclete Video Productions (PRD), 1999

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «AT DEATH'S DOOR»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term at death's door is used in the context of the following news items.
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Good News: Big Trouble for California Assisted Suicide Bill
The highly touted proposal by state lawmakers to legalize physician-assisted suicide suddenly finds itself at death's door as Latino Democrats ... «National Right to Life News, Jul 15»
2
How one Everyday Hero depended on others for help
But just a few months ago, he was at death's door. "I just looked down and my jeans were completely soaked in blood," Mikkleson said. «Bay News 9, Jul 15»
3
Don't deny the dying a last hope
... but Congress should pass a law mandating the approval of any medication that might possibly help someone already at death's door. «OCRegister, Jul 15»
4
'True Detective' Season 2 Ep 3 Recap: Fowl Play
Given Velcoro's issues with his own son, it was interesting to note that the person he sees while presumably lying at death's door is his own ... «WordandFilm.com, Jul 15»
5
Bobbi Kristina $100000 deathbed photos enrage Leolah Brown …
As Bobbi Kristina lingers at death's door in hospice care, shocking accounts from her family and friends reveal Brown was repeatedly beaten ... «Examiner.com, Jul 15»
6
Defiance "History Rhymes" Episode 3 x 4 Review
While sharing these memories, both Nolan and Irisa, in reality are at death's door. Doc Yewll discovers the Ark technology not only biologically ... «Three If By Space, Jul 15»
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How SA can sidestep its own Greek tragedy
The modern Greeks must certainly be feeling at death's door amid the financial disruption and uncertainty in their daily lives, which has been ... «Times LIVE, Jul 15»
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Bobbi Kristina -- Someone's Shopping Death Bed Photo
0702-bobbi-kristina-getty-02 It's pretty disgusting but also not unexpected ... someone is shopping a pic of Bobbi Kristina laying at death's door ... «TMZ.com, Jul 15»
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Assisted-suicide bill facing defeat in Sacramento
The highly touted proposal by state lawmakers to legalize physician-assisted suicide suddenly finds itself at death's door as Latino Democrats ... «San Francisco Chronicle, Jul 15»
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EXCLUSIVE: When it comes to healthcare, is IBM at death's door?
IBM New Zealand has allegedly failed in its bid to deliver on its first contractual deadline with the Crown company Health Benefits Limited. «Computerworld New Zealand, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. At death's door [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/at-deaths-door>. Sep 2021 ».
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