living death


Definition of living death

: life emptied of joys and satisfactions

Examples of living death in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Joan is here to argue that such treatment is a living death. Chelsea Bieker, WSJ, 13 May 2022 Her fate is a living death shut up in a cave, not far from what Winston and John already suffer. Jim Higgins, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 3 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of living death

circa 1530, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of living death was circa 1530

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living death

living embodiment

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17 May 2022

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“Living death.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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