meet (one's) end

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meet (one's) end

To die. Please stop speeding, I don't want to meet my end today!
See also: end, meet
References in classic literature ?
I had seen such a concourse of people once be-fore in the buried city of Phutra; I guessed, and rightly, that we were bound for the great arena where slaves who are condemned to death meet their end.