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Definition the act of intentionally killing someone painlessly — typically  someone suffering from an incurable illness
  • Assisted suicide has more political support than euthanasia because patient request is a check against some kinds of abuse.
euthanasia = the act of intentionally killing someone painlessly
  • We had to euthanize our dog last night.
  • euthanize = painlessly kill
  • Euthanasia could end hopeless suffering, but how do we assure it is not abused?
  • euthanasia = the act of intentionally killing someone painlessly
  • "Euthanasia" is an excellent and a comforting word!
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • euthanasia = meaning:  "intentionally killing someone painlessly"
  • 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
  • euthanasia = the act of intentionally killing someone painlessly — typically  someone suffering from an incurable illness
  • "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
  • Many states were using drugs that had been banned for animal euthanasia because they caused a painful and torturous death.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • I look at it more like euthanasia I'm performing on myself, a mercy killing.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • Euthanasia of the animals with a minimum of suffering.
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone
  • Even if they were euthanizing the animals, it didn't add up.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • They're either humanely euthanized or placed into suspended animation.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • If society had any sense they'd give me euthanasia.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • Even the agreement for euthanasia if final decision on such a step is necessary.
    Ray Bradbury  --  The Martian Chronicles
  • Irwin, who was fond of the horse, refused to euthanize him.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • 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
  • Mental euthanasia.
    James Vance Marshall  --  Walkabout
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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