Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Relating to or marked by euthanasia.

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Examples

  • For as often as he heard that any person had died quickly and without pain, he wished for himself and his friends the like euthanasian (an easy death), for that was the word he made use of.

    The Lives of the Twelve Caesars, Volume 02: Augustus

  • I should not marvel if liquid air or oxygen became an article of the euthanasian creed.

    Without Prejudice

  • Parents cannot make a better paying investment for their little boys, as it insures them better health, greater capacity for labor, longer life, less nervousness, sickness, loss of time, and less doctor-bills, as well as it increases their chances for an euthanasian death.

    History of Circumcision from the Earliest Times to the Present Moral and Physical Reasons for its Performance

  • Adopt the euthanasian method of electricity, asphyxia by smothering in rose-leaves, or slow poisoning with rich food, and the death penalty may come to be regarded as the object of a noble ambition to the _bon vivant_, and the rising young suicide may go and murder somebody else instead of himself in order to receive a happier dispatch than his own 'prentice hand can assure him.

    The Shadow On The Dial, and Other Essays 1909

  • Adopt the euthanasian method of electricity, asphyxia by smothering in rose-leaves, or slow poisoning with rich food, and the death penalty may come to be regarded as the object of a noble ambition to the _bon vivant_, and the rising young suicide may go and kill somebody else instead of himself, in order to receive from the public executioner a happier dispatch than his own

    A Cynic Looks at Life

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