dyingness

dyingness

(ˈdaɪɪŋnəs)
n
the nature or condition of expiring or declining
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McFarland finds in the odd temporal proximity and near-identical appearance of Keats's life and death masks another kind of evidence for the "oneness of living and dying" in Keats, "delight in life exist[ing] side by side with a truly enormous dyingness" (61, 64).
Coomaraswamy lamented that the museum represented an encounter that preserved the folksong at the very moment it destroyed the folksinger, and he suggested that the Indian national moment should fight a guerrilla war against the idea of the museum because it embodied a clinical curiosity about the death and dyingness of traditional cultures that encountered the western gaze.