loss of life

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search



loss of life (countable and uncountable, plural losses of life)

  1. (euphemistic) Death.
    • 2004, Susan Miller, Women in Mark's Gospel, p. 137:
      The new age comes through the death of Jesus, and his loss of life brings abundance to everyone.
    • 2011, Henry McDonald, The Guardian, 10 Apr 2011:
      Chief Superintendent Alasdair Robinson said the device left below the M1 motorway was "sophisticated and substantial" and could have caused huge devastation and loss of life.