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how is the difference between the dead and the dying?

how is the difference between the dead and the dying?
When I searched "deaf" on oxford dictionary, I also realized the dead and the dying.
But I can not image the context to use these words.
Pls help me explain them and give me some examples.
Thank you.

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  • Shiny03Shiny03 Posts: 2,732 ✭✭✭✭
    My image for these two words:
    The dead: They died; they have died billions of years ago; they are dead.


    The dying: not likely to live any longer. He is dying.

    Aspirations For Dying
  • amatsuscribbleramatsuscribbler Teacher Posts: 2,047 mod
    @tdtd071191 - I presume you meant dead not deaf?

    Dying is the process of death.

    Dead is the result of that process.

  • takafromtokyotakafromtokyo Posts: 1,947 ✭✭✭✭
    @Shiny03
    Those skeletons....aren't they still in the process of dying?
  • Shiny03Shiny03 Posts: 2,732 ✭✭✭✭
    Who said 'they are'? Do you think they are dying or they are still alive? @takafromtokyo :wink:
  • mheredgemheredge Wordsmith Here and therePosts: 24,530 mod
    If someone is dead, they had already died. If they are dying, they are on their way to becoming dead.
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