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.
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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
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country music charts before personal problems sidetracked her career, died by her own hand in Heber Springs, Ark.
In his autobiography, called Coroner, he wrote it was "very probable" Marilyn died by her own hand.
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Only when his daughter had died by her own hand did he feel able to communicate with her.
Liverpool coroner Andre Rebello said: "I have no doubt that Victoria Cregan died by her own hand.
The MoD notes from November 20, 1985, said: "Dr Kelly said his mother died by her own hand in 1964, never having remarried for many years.
An extract from that interview stated: 'Dr Kelly said his mother died by her own hand in 1964, never having remarried.
Whether Miss Yates did it on purpose is immaterial; she died by her own hand.
There would be notices telling how the "gifted singer, Joanna Marshall, daughter of Joel Marshall, died by her own hand - " .
Next, she who died By her own hand for love, and broke her vow To Sichaeus's ashes.
The news of these events quickly traveled back to the city, and Creon's wife, hearing of so many misfortunes, died by her own hand.
An extract of a 1985 interview for Dr Kelly 's security vetting read: ``Dr Kelly said his mother died by her own hand in 1964.