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a dying breed

Definition of a dying breed in English:

A kind of person that is slowly disappearing: the country’s dying breed of elder statesmen
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  • But I wonder if that huggable American tourist is a dying breed.
  • Restaurants like the Shamrock are a dying breed in Vancouver.
  • Windsurfers may be a dying breed in the United States, but the sport is alive and kicking on the Italian Riviera.
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Word of the day orthoepy
Pronunciation: ˈɔːθəʊɛpi
noun
the correct or accepted pronunciation of words