Definition of end one's days or life in English:

end one's days (or life)

Spend the final part of one’s existence in a specified place or state: the last passenger pigeon ended her days in the Cincinnati Zoo
More example sentences
  • He ends his life as a bankrupt and a dependant of Flashman's aristocratic father-in-law.
  • A young soldier answers the call to fight for King and country, and ends his days in a society that disputes the necessity of soldiering.
  • And Bertram, full of the most charisma and promise as a youth, ends his days as a minor and mildly eccentric academic.
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