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Definition of extinction:

  1. The act of extinguishing or of being extinguished.
  2. The act of extinguishing; the state of being extinguished; suppression.

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Examples of usage for extinction:

  1. The day after-" Here Mr. Merl made a motion with his outstretched arm, to indicate utter extinction. "The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II)" , Charles James Lever.
  2. The sudden extinction of consciousness, I thought, might be indeed a blessed relief. "My Attainment of the Pole" , Frederick A. Cook.
  3. Does the man think, reflect and judge of the moral qualities of thoughts and acts after the extinction of life? "Memoirs of Orange Jacobs" , Orange Jacobs.

Quotes for extinction:

  1. A widespread taste for pornography means that nature is alerting us to some threat of extinction. - J. G. Ballard
  2. At issue was the question whether this man's faith could prevail against a man whose equal faith it was that this society is sick beyond saving, and that mercy itself pleads for its swift extinction and replacement by another. - Whittaker Chambers
  3. There are plenty of problems in the world, many of them interconnected. But there is no problem which compares with this central, universal problem of saving the human race from extinction. - John Foster Dulles
  4. The struggle for existence holds as much in the intellectual as in the physical world. A theory is a species of thinking, and its right to exist is coextensive with its power of resisting extinction by its rivals. - Thomas Huxley
  5. No matter what we call it, poison is still poison, death is still death, and industrial civilization is still causing the greatest mass extinction in the history of the planet. - Derrick Jensen

Rhymes for extinction:

  1. distinction.
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