you can only die once

c 1435 Torrent of Portugal (EETS) 1. 993 A man schall But onnys Dyee.

1597–8 SHAKESPEARE Henry IV, Pt. 2 III. ii. 228 A man can die but once.

a 1721 M. PRIOR in Literary Works (1971) I. 533 With great Submission I pronounce That People dye no more than once.

1818 F. HALL Travels in Canada & United States xxxvii. He replied..that he was too ill to come out, and should die if she forced him; ‘You can die but once,’ said the beldame.

1840 MARRYAT Olla Podrida I. xii. ‘A man cannot die more than once,’..but..a man can die..once professionally or legally, and once naturally.

1980 M. GILBERT Death of Favourite Girl ii. ‘Why not,’ said Sally. ‘You can only die once.’


Proverbs new dictionary.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • once — see once a , always a once a priest, always a priest once a whore, always a whore once bitten, twice shy you can only die once fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • die — see you can only die once good Americans when they die go to Paris better to die on your feet than live on your knees cowards die many times before their death we must eat a peck of dirt before we die eat, drink …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • Die Geschichte vom kleinen Muck — Directed by Wolfgang Staudte Written by Peter Podehl (screenplay) Wilhelm Hauff (fairy tale) Starring Thomas Schmidt Johannes Maus Alwin Lippisch …   Wikipedia

  • Once More, with Feeling (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) — Once More, with Feeling Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode Once More, with Feeling intertitle …   Wikipedia

  • Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... — Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Studio album by Raekwon Released August 1, 1995 …   Wikipedia

  • Only Fools and Horses — Title screen Genre Sitcom Created by John Sullivan …   Wikipedia

  • Once Upon a Star — is also the title of a collection of science fiction stories by Kendall Foster Crossen Once Upon A Star Studio album by Bay City Rollers Released …   Wikipedia

  • Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg — Richard Wagner …   Wikipedia

  • You Only Live Twice (film) — Infobox Film Bond name = You Only Live Twice caption = You Only Live Twice film poster by Robert McGinnis Frank McCarthy bond = Sean Connery stars = Mie Hama Donald Pleasence Akiko Wakabayashi writer = Ian Fleming screenplay = Roald Dahl… …   Wikipedia

  • once — [[t]wʌ̱ns[/t]] ♦ 1) ADV: ADV with v If something happens once, it happens one time only. I met Wilma once, briefly... Since that evening I haven t once slept through the night... Mary had only been to Manchester once before. PRON: the/this PRON… …   English dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.