by (one's) own hand

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by (one's) own hand

Committed by oneself or as a direct result of one's actions. Though she put everything she had into the company, it was by her own hand that it became marred by corruption and scandal.
See also: by, hand, own
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But he is too late: he finds lying side by side Antigone who had hanged herself and Haemon who also has perished by his own hand. Returning to the palace he sees within the dead body of his queen who on learning of her son's death has stabbed herself to the heart.
At the double inquest the coroner's jury found that Daniel Baker died by his own hand while suffering from temporary insanity, and that Samuel Morritz was murdered by some person or persons to the jury unknown.
BY HIS OWN HAND? THE MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF MERIWETHER LEWIS surveys the evidence in the strange death of explorer Lewis, who was found dead from two gunshot wounds while staying at an inn in Tennessee.
Ellis' style is to eloquently detail ocean life and illustrate it with drawings by his own hand. Here, he documents some of the fiercest predators known to have navigated the prehistoric oceans during the Mesozoic era.