loss of life

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NounEdit

loss of life (uncountable)

  1. (euphemistic) Death.
    • 2004, Susan Miller, Women in Mark's Gospel, p. 137:
      The new age comes through the death of Jesus, and his loss of life brings abundance to everyone.
    • 2011, Henry McDonald, The Guardian, 10 Apr 2011:
      Chief Superintendent Alasdair Robinson said the device left below the M1 motorway was "sophisticated and substantial" and could have caused huge devastation and loss of life.
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