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I know that such a word would deny the meaning of death, but I was wondering if there was a word that enclosed this meaning, perhaps poetically.

Context:

Metaphorically speaking one could say one dies when an event happens to change your outlook on life immensely. So 'dying too much' could be, having such experiences too many times. The other context I though of when asking was on how there are some fictional characters/creatures, such as a phoenix or The Doctor (Doctor Who) who have the ability of living multiple lives, therefore dying many times, dying too much could be interpreted as dying many times in a short amount of time.


If anything, any word closely related to the phrase, without regard of it's context will be useful.

I did some reseach here, and on reddit, but I couldn't find anything close to it.

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    I'm having trouble understanding what you mean.
    – Hot Licks
    Jan 11, 2015 at 3:50
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    For many people, dying even once is one time too many.
    – Erik Kowal
    Jan 11, 2015 at 4:39
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    Sorry about not giving out any context for it. Metaphorically speaking one could say one dies when an event happens to change your outlook on life immensively. So 'dying too much' could be, having such experiences too many times. The other context I though of when asking was on how there are some fictional characters/creatures, such as the phoenix or The Doctor (Doctor Who) who have the ability of living multiple lives, therefore dying many times, dying too much could be interpreted as dying many times in a short amount of time.
    – Fultie
    Jan 11, 2015 at 18:10
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    A poetic/literary phrase is to die a thousand deaths.
    – ermanen
    Jan 11, 2015 at 19:20
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    From Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar": "Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once."
    – tautophile
    May 17, 2018 at 5:34

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At least for your first context, I modestly put forth the new (as far as I know) phrase epiphany junkie .

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Stand up comics say they "cooked and bombed" on stage if they kept dying during their set.

"Dying" repeatedly means, of course, that their gags were failing to raise a laugh over and over again.

Can't think of anything else.

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    "The coward dies a thousand deaths; the hero only one." or something like that. Not that this has anything to do with video games. What is the question in reference to??? Jan 11, 2015 at 6:37
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Mortality is the general word used to describe the rate of death, i.e. frequency of dying

"Event happens to change your outlook on life immensely" - the vocabulary used to describe such events is very subjective and far from the realm of my opening sentence. Personally I would call this "Ego Death" (I am not really the person I thought/pretended I was) or "Spiritual Awakening" (There is a whole new area of my existence that I just discovered) maybe even "Reality Check" (I'be been looking at this world wrongly).

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In video games you're a noob. In real life you've had a humbling experience.

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