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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Suicide is now the single biggest killer of men aged 20 to 45 in the UK and in 2013 male suicide accounted for a staggering 78 per cent of all those who died by their own hand.
All told, six members of the generations before Vee, Delph and Lady died by their own hand, with four of them committing suicide in their 40s.
It is particularly tragic that teenagers and other young people have died by their own hand in our prisons and we should all be ashamed that this happened.
Valuing oneself for such violence turned inward has spurred a record level of suicides among those who serve and veterans, so that in the past 12 years more have died by their own hand than by enemy fire.
Until I saw Indian producer Aamir Khan's new film, I had never heard of the suicide epidemic among India's poor farmers between 1997 and 2007, when an estimated 125,000 died by their own hand.
Thirteen American soldiers were killed by a gunman at Fort Hood in Texas last Thursday, but 75 others have died by their own hand at the same army base since the invasion of Iraq in 2003.
Thirteen American soldiers were killed by a gunman at Fort Hood, Texas, last Thursday, but 75 have died by their own hand at the same base since the invasion of Iraq in 2003.
Others died by their own hand, including owner David Allport (Hoh Magic), assistant trainer Cengiz Sadik, and amateur rider Anna de Lisle Wells.
73, 960 Jewish zealots died by their own hand, rather than surrender to a Roman assault.
In addition, many of the Jews in these Rhineland towns put up a substantial fight, sometimes with episcopal support, and that many of the Jews died by their own hand rather than convert.
In 2012 more soldiers died by their own hands than on the battlefield.
Some no doubt have died by their own hands and some through accident.