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
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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.
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Yet again, our MSPs may have to vote on whether we can legally end someone's life in a premature manner as a 'mercy A-killing'.
She said: "A majority of you may think drugs are all good fun and games, but they're not, because it can end someone's life, just like poor Reece.
Sentencing them, Judge Paul Thomas told them: "You were prepared to end someone's life with no other thought than for your own drug business."
We have to let those bullies know that they have no power over the victims and that they cannot chose when to end someone's life.
While we believe in freedom of speech, creative writing and individualism, we refuse to be part of the problem by spreading messages that could harm or end someone's life."
He said the motive of the crime, a family dispute, was not an excuse to end someone's life.
No-one has the right to end someone's life because they don't want to see them suffer.
"We understand that every incident has to be investigated thoroughly, but these officers have to make a split-second decision which can save or end someone's life and then their actions are poured over for years.
They reject calls for doctors to have the power to end someone's life.
Doctors do not have the authority to deliberately end someone's life.
The right to life, as we understand it, extends only as long as life lasts, and the way we protect it is to criminalize (most of) those actions that deliberately end someone's life before it runs its natural course.
Alex added: "She isn't a murderer.We could have got permission to withhold Tom's food and water so he starved to death which is an evil, cowardly way to end someone's life. Our family would not have allowed it.
But to decide to end someone's life on the basis of events that are only tangentially connected to the crime for which the convict is being punished - especially coming as it does at the end of a tortuous, drawn-out process during which evidence is often selectively taken - smacks of the lowest kind of sanctimonious hypocrisy, and falls far below the standards of governance we should expect from the world's leading nation - and our closest partner.
Last year, the British Social Attitudes Report, which questioned 3,000 people, found that four out of five of us in Britain believe the law should allow a doctor to end someone's life at the person's request if they have an incurable and painful illness from which they will die.