come to an untimely end

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come to an untimely end

1. To die, usually at a young age. That poor little girl came to untimely end because her illness worsened so quickly.
2. To end abruptly. Once he was linked to that scandal, his career in politics came to an untimely end.
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come to an untimely end

Fig. to come to an early death. Poor Mr. Jones came to an untimely end in a car accident. Cancer caused Mrs. Smith to come to an untimely end.
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As they learn more about their new addition, the women's knitting group comes to believe Nancy's baby's father is not a good man; but when he comes to an untimely end, it's up to the knitting group to uncover the truth about his actions in this engrossing mystery, especially recommended for fans of knitting and intrigue.
Well, if groom Jack Branning comes to an untimely end, at least she won't have to change for his funeral, and if Phil has his way, that could be sooner rather than later.
Well, if groom Jack Branning comes to an untimely end at least she won't have to change for his funeral.
Greg Hicks comes to an untimely end as Caesar, and (inset) Sam Troughton as Brutus.