euthanasia

[ yoo-thuh-ney-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh ]SEE DEFINITION OF euthanasia

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Not in euthanasia, but in torment of mind should the guilty atone.

His going out was an euthanasia, for he was in love and heard nothing.

When I am too old to work and ready for euthanasia I shall have you come and talk me to death.

Kennon shuddered, thinking of the euthanasia chambers on Otpen One.

In August, 1900, came the euthanasia for which he had longed.

Illstarred heresiarch' In a Greek watercloset he breathed his last: euthanasia.

It is in such cases as this that euthanasia would be useful.

But the very motive which restrains from suicide, prompts to euthanasia.

To a doomed race, ignorance is euthanasia, and knowledge is but pain and sorrow.

This thing, this euthanasia of the weak and sensual, is possible.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1600, from Greek euthanasia "an easy or happy death," from eu- "good" (see eu-) + thanatos "death" (see thanatology). Sense of "legally sanctioned mercy killing" is first recorded in English 1869.

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