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I look at it more like euthanasia I’m performing on myself, a mercy killing.
Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  the act of killing someone painlessly  (especially someone suffering from an incurable illness)
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  • I look at it more like euthanasia I’m performing on myself, a mercy killing.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • Many states were using drugs that had been banned for animal euthanasia because they caused a painful and torturous death.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • And the vet said —this dog has a disease, which I forget the name of, and she had it when you found her, and I know this is not what you want to hear but it is going to be a whole lot kinder if you euthanize her right now My hand had been flying in reckless jerks and starts across the paper.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Some eugenicists advocated euthanasia, and in mental hospitals, this was quietly carried out on scores of people through "lethal neglect" or outright murder.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken

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  • For myself I could hold it in my account with God to find such an euthanasia for you, even at this moment if it were best.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • Even the agreement for euthanasia if final decision on such a step is necessary.
    Ray Bradbury  --  The Martian Chronicles
  • Most disturbing, a handwritten note tucked into the child’s blanket begged hospital authorities to euthanize the child because ’I don’t have the strength to do it myself.’
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Fallen Angels
  • Harald argued not only for sterilisation but also for euthanasia—actively putting to death people who offended his aesthetic tastes and didn’t fit his image of the perfect Swedish race.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Illstarred heresiarch’ In a Greek watercloset he breathed his last: euthanasia.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Mental euthanasia.
    James Vance Marshall  --  Walkabout

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  • "But tell me, my dear Sir," pertinaciously continued the other, "was the man’s death effected by the halter, or was it a species of euthanasia?"
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • If society had any sense they’d give me euthanasia.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • Irwin, who was fond of the horse, refused to euthanize him.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • Even if they were euthanizing the animals, it didn’t add up.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • Dogs do not have many advantages over people, but one of them is extremely important: euthanasia is not forbidden by law in their case; animals have the right to a merciful death.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • They’re either humanely euthanized or placed into suspended animation.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • Euthanasia of the animals with a minimum of suffering.
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone
  • We have to resort to euthanasia.
    Ray Bradbury  --  The Martian Chronicles
  • He could not bring himself to euthanize the monkeys.
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone
  • "Euthanasia" is an excellent and a comforting word!
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • Euthanasia, Mr. Purser, is something like your will-power: I doubt its authenticity as a scientific term—begging your pardon again.
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • Then he’d hand the unconscious animal to Major Nate Powell, and he would give it an injection of T-61, the euthanasia agent.
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone
  • He assigned Specialist Rhonda Williams to duty at the euthanasia table with Major Nate Powell.
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone
  • Jerry divided his people into subteams: a bleed team (to work at the bleed table), a euthanasia team (to put monkeys to death), and a necropsy team (to open up the monkeys and take samples and bag the carcasses in biohazard bags).
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone
  • When all the monkeys were down and asleep, they set up a couple of stainless-steel tables, and then, one monkey at a time, they took blood samples from the unconscious monkeys and gave them a third injection, this time of a lethal drug called T-61, which is a euthanasia agent.
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone
  • He explained what was going on, saying, "There are some monkeys that need to be euthanized.
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone
  • He said, "You are going to euthanize a whole building full of animals.
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone
  • For myself I could hold it in my account with God to find such an euthanasia for you, even at this moment if it were best.
    Stoker, Bram  --  Dracula
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