had been dying
-había estado muriendo
Past perfect progressiveconjugation ofdie. There are other translations for this conjugation.

die

My host, perhaps, had been dying at that very moment.
Tal vez en ese preciso instante mi anfitrión estaba muriendo.
He wrote on his official website that frogs had been dying in the neighboring pool in the wooded lot near Baltimore, Maryland.
Él escribió en su sitio web que las ranas habían estado muriendo en la piscina vecina de una zona arbolada, cerca de Baltimore, Maryland.
Although they had been dying by the thousands in wars launched by the United States to defend itself and democracy worldwide, Puerto Ricans lacked representation in the United States Congress or Senate.
Aunque vienen muriendo por millares en guerras que emprenden los Estados Unidos en defensa propia y de la democracia del mundo entero, los puertorriqueños no están representados en la Cámara de Diputados ni en el Senado estadounidenses.
What she found was staggering: each month, anywhere from nine to 29 people had been dying at police stations across Russia, with few of the cases investigated and even fewer guilty parties established.
Lo que encontró fue asombroso: cada mes, en cualquier parte, han sido muriendo de nueve a 29 personas en las comisarías de toda Rusia, con pocos casos siendo investigados y aún menos en los que se determinara a alguna parte como culpable.
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