英 [dɪˈmaɪz] 美 [dɪˈmaɪz]
1.the time when something ends
it was the death of all his plans
a dying of old hopes
2.transfer by a lease or by a will
1.November marks 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall. The Wall's demise brought an end to a divided Germany, and symbolized the eventual liberation of Eastern Europe from Soviet communist rule. 11月份标志着柏林墙倒塌30周年。柏林墙的终结带来德国的统一，并象征东欧最终摆脱苏联共产主义统治。
2.Among the main victims of the terrorist militant group ISIS, residents in Syria and Iraq felt relief at the demise of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi who presided over the self-styled “caliphate.” 作为恐怖主义激进组织伊斯兰国的主要受害者，叙利亚和伊拉克民众对曾领导那个自称为“哈里发”的巴格达迪的暴毙感到欣慰 。
3.The demise of the industry has caused untold misery to thousands of hard-workingtradesmen
4.Rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated.
5.Mr. Putin suggested his work has led to his marriage's demise.
6.Essentially, The Devil's Casino dates Lehman's ultimate demise back to that cataclysmic power struggle.
7.Isn't that how both your father and grandfather met their demise?
8.Often when I became a consultant to a federal agency, that precipitated its demise, he admitted.