A man doesn't from choice carry a death-warrant next his heart.
If anybody had seen the Deemster as he took that letter he must have thought it his death-warrant.
"Well, he drew up his own death-warrant at the same time," said Lestrade.
Once,—twice,—thrice I read these lines,—the death-warrant of my wedded peace.
He'll take you with him, for it would be as good as signing your death-warrant to leave you here.
Yet my brain burns with the thought of Mary's death-warrant unsigned.
It was more than he could stand to look him in the face and give him his death-warrant.
Yes, Peter; he brought your letter out in his own ship, and that was his death-warrant.
It was the pen-stroke at the end of the death-warrant to do so.
The Duke of Chartres said sadly to his general: "This order is your death-warrant."