Little Death

An abrupt and dramatic collapse that corresponds to an abreaction in which a zar or ‘possessing spirit’ is exorcised from a person in a primitive African culture
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But this little death has made me ask myself the question, seriously, whether I wasn't too bent upon pleasing myself.
The next instant he lay limp and crumpled in the little death of unconsciousness.
Her own books include the bestsellers, The Sexual State of the Union and Full Exposure, and her 2011 memoir Big Sex Little Death.
It felt like a nice little death of her moment," said Harris of Claire's Uniqlo blouse and Balenciaga pants.
So I die a little death about five times a day" - Tim Robertson, director of the Royal Society of Literature.
Philippine architecture dies a little death with each stab of the jackhammer that is demolishing Leandro Locsin's Mandarin Oriental Hotel, said Galicia.
The Age even ran a rebuttal two days later by film critic and host of the ABC's other movie show, The Bazura Project, Lee Zachariah, who wisely noted that if negative reviews of The Little Death (Josh Lawson, 2014) were harming box-office potential, why weren't glowing endorsements of Charlie's Country (Rolf de Heer, 2013) and The Infinite Man (Hugh Sullivan, 2014) enough to send their receipts sky-high?
The show will feature French metal band Antaeus, which plays aggressive black metal with a little death metal thrown in.
We were told calling an album The Little Death wouldn't be very appealing, because people are so scared of the word.
When people try to make this debate about the purity of your lineage, things start getting a little Death Eaterish for my taste" - Harry Potter creator JK Rowling, on Scottish independence.
Referring to characters from her books, she added: "When people try to make this debate about the purity of your lineage, things start getting a little Death Eaterish.
She said: "When people try to make this debate about the purity of your lineage, things start getting a little Death Eaterish for my taste.