end (one's) life

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end (one's) life

1. To commit suicide. If you've had thoughts about ending your life, please seek help by calling a crisis hotline.
2. 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
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At the Supreme Court, Lady Black ruled there was no violation under the Human Rights Convention to end life support for severely brain injured patients - if both the family and medics all agree.
Supporters believe aid-in-dying laws are important for terminal patients because they provide an option to end life on their terms, rather than in a hospital or hospice setting.
For example, properly qualified and experienced doctors are well-positioned to assess whether patients have the capacity to understand that they are making the decision to end life and whether they are making these decisions of their own free will.
Close friend Denis Goldberg asked Mandela's doctors if they plan to end life support.
When people support a choice to end life with the aid of medical assistance, I get a sinking feeling because I do not want to live in a society that condones state-authorised killing.
She enjoyed West End life to the full and had a long list of famous patients."
Gary Fildes, director at Kielder Observatory, Northumberland, said he was with a group of people who went "absolutely mental" when they saw the meteor and asked him if it was "going to end life on Earth".
Gary Fildes, director at Kielder Observatory, Northumberland, said he was with a group of people who saw the meteor and asked him if it was "going to end life on Earth".
It's gritty look at East End life in the 50s is harsh enough with the dire poverty and over-crowding, but add in screaming women in labour - without any pain relief - and it starts looking like a vision of hell.
Relatives agreed to end life support and he died in hospital on March 1 this year.
Ian Rickson's superb production of "The Seagull," a masterly blend of absurd humor and tender pain headlined by Kristin Scott Thomas in gloriously imperious form, played to capacity at the Royal Court but will not have further West End life. A Broadway run is being considered, however, for early 2008.
Loss of consortium does not equate with a right to end life support.
To view the East End through the prism of anti-Semitism does not help us to understand the place of Jews in East End life, particularly in the interwar period.
End life? The whole reason for rebooting was that you didn't have access to your information, so how can you save it?