Definition of living death in English:

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living death



A state of existence that is as bad as being dead; a life of hopeless and unbroken misery: her life was a living death and there was nowhere she could escape to
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  • In September 1886, Massai was among the prisoners on an army train hauling the last of Geronimo's followers away to the living death of a prison camp in Florida.
  • I wish to advance some thought for those with early-onset Alzheimers Disease as my husband died of this, aged 62 years, after years of a living death.
  • There are around 33 million widows in India and they are condemned to a living death, not just in Orissa and Gujerat, but all over the country.
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