-I was perishing
The word perecía is the imperfect form of perecer in the first person singular. There are other translations for this conjugation.
See the full perecer conjugation


Por ejemplo, adoraba a Zita, perecía la novia.
For example, he adored Zita, she seemed her fiancée.
¿Cuáles serían las consecuencias para ella, si perecía en su retiro?
Should he perish in her retreat, what would be the consequences to herself?
Esa familia perecía por falta de alimento, del alimento más sencillo.
That family were perishing for food—the plainest, simplest food.
Perecía como si fueran de un tiempo diferente.
It was like they were from a different time.
Pero esta vez mis manos se movieron directamente hacia el Yantra, la cual perecía que se deslizaba en mis manos.
But this time my hands almost immediately went to the yantra, and it seemed to glide into my hands.
La fuerza magnética a causa del polo magnético al final del imán se perecía algo a la gravedad o a la fuerza eléctrica, debilitándose en proporción a 1/r2, siendo r la distancia desde el polo.
The magnetic force due to the magnetic pole at the end of a magnet seemed a bit like gravity or the electric force, growing weaker in proportion to 1/r2, with r the distance from the pole.
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