early grave

early grave

An unnaturally early death. Usually used in reference to a behavior that will bring about such a death. You're headed toward an early grave if you keep drinking the way you do now. My mom is always telling me, "If you keep staying out till all hours of the night, you're going to put me in an early grave!"
See also: early, grave
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After having attended my lamented freind to her Early Grave, I immediately (tho' late at night) left the detested Village in which she died, and near which had expired my Husband and Augustus.
I would spare her the miseries that brought her mother, my own dear child, to an early grave. I would leave her--not with resources which could be easily spent or squandered away, but with what would place her beyond the reach of want for ever.
A faint cry died away upon its surface; the last powerful struggle of the dying man agitated the rippling waves for a few seconds; and the spot where he had gone down into his early grave, was undistinguishable from the surrounding water.
Among the echoes then, there would arise the sound of footsteps at her own early grave; and thoughts of the husband who would be left so desolate, and who would mourn for her so much, swelled to her eyes, and broke like waves.
It speaks of sunken eyes, and wasted cheeks, And Beauty long deceased -- remembers me Of Joy departed -- Hope, the Seraph Hope, Inurned and entombed: -- now, in a tone Low, sad, and solemn, but most audible, Whispers of early grave untimely yawning For ruined maid.
Murdstone, I have not worrited and frightened any sweet creetur to an early grave!'
I'm sending myself to an early grave thinking this way?' I myself of didn't this the so life I my mental have a "There's didn't hard.
When life was poverty, starvation and an early grave, gin was an offer that many couldn't refuse as it allowed them to sink into oblivion for a short respite.
Never Forget BENEATH the soil In foreign fields At rest, the young men lie Caressed by the wind Blessed by the sun Forever, to face the sky How long will we appreciate The sacrifice they gave In handing us our freedom As they marched to an early grave? Young lads, young men All as one Of laughter and of tears Of broken hearts Of beer and darts All wrapped in tender years Of football, sweethearts, motorbikes The innocence of the young Torn from their grasp By the wail of death No more, their song to be sung How long will we remember them And the sacrifice they made In granting us our future?
June is marked for death and must quickly learn the tricks of the spy trade to stay alive and avoid an early grave at the hands of Antonio (Jordi Molla) and his henchmen.
Those who are enthusiastic about sending him to an early grave succeeded, she added.
The young woman is now marked for death and must quickly learn the tricks of the spy trade to stay alive and avoid an early grave at the hands of Antonio (Jordi Molla) and his henchmen.
THIS awful woman is eating herself into an early grave. And I am sure that will be at taxpayers' expense too.
The figure given in this report that an estimated 3389 Londoners faced an early grave due to air pollution is very similar to previous scientific estimates.
So next time you're puffing your way up a hill and are overtaken by those gazellelike creatures with the bouncy legs, restassured that they are racing to an early grave.