a natural death

noun

: death caused by illness or old age
She survived the plane crash and many years later died a natural death.

Examples of a natural death in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Unwanted or offensive speech, administrators hope, will die a natural death. TIME, 19 Dec. 2023 Meng draws on data from 46 countries in Africa to show that, counterintuitively, authoritarian regimes in which the ruler’s power is constrained by institutions in fact last longer and that those rulers are more likely to die a natural death (rather than at the hands of a political rival). Anne Meng, Foreign Affairs, 8 Dec. 2020 Golan was found dead in her Brooklyn apartment on Oct. 18 of last year, in what the New York City Medical Examiner’s Office ruled was a natural death caused by a brain bleed. Julianne McShane, NBC news, 9 June 2023

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“A natural death.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20natural%20death. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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