end (one's) life

(redirected from end his life)

end (one's) life

To spend one's final days in a particular way or place. I've already told my kids that I don’t want to end my life in a nursing home.
See also: end, life

ˌend your ˈdays/ˈlife (in something)

spend the last part of your life in a particular state or place: He ended his days in poverty.
See also: days, end, life
References in periodicals archive ?
Summary: A man who left almost totally paralysed by a stroke has launched legal proceedings to end his life.
Mr Nicklinson is seeking clarification on the law to make sure that his wife Jane, 54, will not be prosecuted for murder and be given a mandatory life sentence if she takes direct action to end his life,
But while her case would be one of assisted suicide, because she would be able to take the final action to end her life, Mr Nicklinson's case would come under murder if a loved one took direct action to end his life.
If you accept that premise, then the prohibition against doing harm translates into a prohibition against doing things to people that continues that life or withholding your ability to help a patient to end his life.