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
References in classic literature ?
I mean the paper on which Quinton wrote, `I die by my own hand,'" answered Father Brown.
Well, there you are," said the aggravated Flambeau; "Quinton wrote, `I die by my own hand,' with his own hand on a plain piece of paper.
They will tell you I die by my own hand,' or `Do not believe that--'"
He showed me the last sheets, and even read me the last paragraph, which was something like this: "The conqueror of the Punjab, a mere yellow skeleton, but still gigantic, managed to lift himself on his elbow and gasp in his nephew's ear: `I die by my own hand, yet I die murdered