depart this life

depart this life

To die; to leave this life (i.e., to pass on to some form of the afterlife). Our role is to contribute something positive to others before we depart this life, in whatever way possible.
See also: depart, life, this

depart this life

Euph. to die. He departed this life on April 20th, 1973. She departed peacefully, in her sleep.
See also: depart, life, this
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The king my father, who was called Tinacrio the Sapient, was very learned in what they call magic arts, and became aware by his craft that my mother, who was called Queen Jaramilla, was to die before he did, and that soon after he too was to depart this life, and I was to be left an orphan without father or mother.
Gleeson added: "Both my folks ended their days in there and it was such a gift to have your loved ones depart this life in a way that could not have been more beautiful "I can't tell people enough who have not experienced it.
Hank--In January 2014, my best friend kept her appointment to depart this life, at home, in her own bed as I promised her.
Sparking a debate that has inflamed social and mainstream media in recent days, Dr Smith devoted his BMJ blog to comparing the ways we depart this life - and which is most preferable.
We won't depart this life until we hold those who conducted this massacre accountable.
They would rather have help to depart this life while they are awake, rational, able to say goodbye to those they love, and avoid many of the indignities that occur as a result of their illness.
When a soldier is prepared to depart this life, then he has minimal mental pressure and strain, as faith is an antidote for any psychological trauma.
However, I feel I cannot depart this life without bringing some relief to my mind and constant thoughts of those gone before me.
Not only will it conserve precious health care resources, but it will allow our loved ones to depart this life with greater dignity and compassion.
This is a pity, for deserving or not, it enables everyone to depart this life with a good chance of an uncritical testimonial.
I think it is nice to depart this life knowing you have thanked people for the things they have done for you.
There is a wealth of material available, some of it useful - such as vital information on breast lumps - some of it trivial, such as the "death clock", which sits on your screen, counting down to the day it predicts you will depart this life.
If you don't want to spend a fortune on life cover but want your family to have some cash if you depart this life early, take a look at term assurance.
Before he left he wrote to his nephew's wife, Lora, "If you should hear of me being stood up against a Mexican stone wall and shot to rags please know that I think it is a pretty good way to depart this life.
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