2. dismiss => demise.
de-, 向下，离开。-mis, 送出，词源同mission. 委婉语。
- demise: see dismiss
- demise (n.)
- 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.
- 1. His demise is as shrouded in mystery as ever.
- 2. I agree that the demise of London zoo would be terrible.
- 3. He praised the union's aims but predicted its early demise.
- 4. The war brought about the industry's sudden demise.
- 5. The demise of the industry has caused untold misery to thousands of hard-working tradesmen.
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