die by (one's) own hand

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die by (one's) own hand

euphemism To commit suicide. Because she always seemed so happy and upbeat, I was shocked to hear that she had died by her own hand.
See also: by, die, hand, own

die by one's own hand

Euph. to commit suicide. Jane: I just heard that Bill died. I didn't know he was sick. Dan: He wasn't sick. He died by his own hand. She died at the age of fifty, by her own hand.
See also: by, die, hand, own
References in classic literature ?
My great-grandfather escaped murder in order to die by his own hand.
The very courage which a man displays in taking his own life seemed to me to be his condemnation; so long as he felt that he had within himself sufficient strength to die by his own hands, he ought to have had strength enough to continue the struggle.