die horribly

die horribly

(jargon)
The software equivalent of crash and burn, and the preferred emphatic form of die. "The converter choked on an FF in its input and died horribly".
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My own fate, or rather, my thought of it, was submerged in the natural pity I felt for this lone girl, doomed to die horribly beneath the cold, cruel eyes of her awful captors.
If I was going to die horribly on stage, I might as well do it impeccably dressed.
People were prepared to die horribly for beliefs which now seem to us quite arcane - whether or not there is a presence of God in the sacrament, whether or not good works get you to Heaven, whether or not Purgatory exists, whether or not anything which isn't in the Bible is idolatrous.
We are offered lots of hard cases to back up the legalising of assisted suicide, just like the old argument for abortion, namely that if you didn't legalise it then people would go to dangerous amateurs and die horribly.
Pulling our hair out, saying we're all going to die horribly does not save lives," said Maslin.
Then I had to watch my brother die horribly of cancer without ever knowing the truth.
The Government has known about the dangers of asbestos for years and did nothing while I watched my family die horribly.
In true Sin City fashion, some old characters will return, new characters will appear and -- without giving anything away -- probably die horribly.
He pours scorn on my spare wheel and implies I will die horribly if I go any speed at all.
Millions of innocent guinea pigs die horribly and deliciously this way every year, with countless more being accidentally stepped on.
What we want is to be allowed to enjoy the countryside without being confronted by those pro-hunt yobs who get some sick pleasure from seeing an animal die horribly.
Thurman is on top form as The Bride but the rest of the characters are pretty one dimensional, with little to do apart from fight for their lives and die horribly.