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near-death experience

n
(Psychology) an experience, instances of which have been widely reported, in which a person near death is apparently outside his body and aware of it and the attendant circumstances as separate from him. Abbreviation: NDE
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near′-death` expe′rience


n.
any experience involving a vision, as of the afterlife, reported by a resuscitated person.
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near-death experience

(NDE) An occasion when the mind or soul leaves the physical body temporarily. Compare outofbody experience.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.near-death experience - the experience of being close to death but surviving
experience - an event as apprehended; "a surprising experience"; "that painful experience certainly got our attention"
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References in classic literature ?
For let me tell you, Socrates, that when a man thinks himself to be near death, fears and cares enter into his mind which he never had before; the tales of a world below and the punishment which is exacted there of deeds done here were once a laughing matter to him, but now he is tormented with the thought that they may be true: either from the weakness of age, or because he is now drawing nearer to that other place, he has a clearer view of these things; suspicions and alarms crowd thickly upon him, and he begins to reflect and consider what wrongs he has done to others.
The twitching increased, the handsome mouth was drawn to one side (only now did Pierre realize how near death his father was), and from that distorted mouth issued an indistinct, hoarse sound.
WHEN Henry signed Surrey's death-warrant he himself was near death, and not many weeks later the proud and violent king met his end.
You'd be but a fierce young hound indeed, if at your time of life you could help to hunt a wretched warmint, hunted as near death and dunghill as this poor wretched warmint is!"
Suffice it to say that it was something as near death from exposure as I have ever felt.
Her father was ill and near death at the time and she was perplexed because of the meaningless out- come of an affair in which she had just been in- volved.
They say that people who are near death die generally at the change to dawn or at the turn of the tide.
He came near death and starvation many times, and once he was drawn into scenes of violence that might have ended his career.
It was only much later that I understood how near death I had been at that moment.
Critique: An inherently fascinating read from first page to last, "There's a Window to Heaven" is an especially recommended addition to community and academic library metaphysical studies collections and the personal reading lists of anyone with an interest in near death experiences.
The new Chief Justice of Malaysia has given his assurance that court cases can be postponed with proper reason, and not just when "death or near death" incidents require court proceedings to be deferred, the Malaysian Bar said today.
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