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mercy killing:

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, either painlessly putting to death or failing to prevent death from natural causes in cases of terminal illness or irreversible coma. The term comes from the Greek expression for "good death.
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Commission of Inquiry on Syria is the coup de grace for the Security Council's failings.
Given their disastrous record in government it beggars belief that Theresa May seems poised to sweep to victory, under our 'first past the post' system, in order to deliver the coup de grace to our economy with a costly divorce from our most important trading partners.
Scotland were pinned back through the booming boot of Dyddgu Hywel, and then came the coup de grace via replacement centre Charlie Murray, who was on the end of some terrific play by blindside Alisha Butchers for Wales' third and final try.
Najaf / NINA / The cleric Moqtada al-Sadr warned from what he described "slaughtering the Jihad on the bench politics and transforming power in Iraq to a military or militia in the event of using jihad and Mujahedeen to achieve electoral and political purposes." He said in his comment on the matter "it should be prevented the use of jihad and the mujahedeen in the political and electoral aspects, otherwise the Jihad will be beheaded on the politics bench and turn the power in Iraq to the military or militia." On how the parliament dealt with issues of corruption, most recently the Defense ministry's file, al-Sadr said, "the only affected is the Iraqi people and will be the coup de grace if people did not wake up from their sleep.
The Scotland Under-21 striker may have earned redemption in the game by delivering the coup de grace to United with the final
According to his statements, this attack is the coup de grace for one of the key sectors boosting exports and liquidity at home and a loss of at least 1,000 million dinars (MD) will surely be recorded under this season.
IT'S a standard cliche of unimaginative horror films that, just when a protagonist in a supporting role thinks he's overcome the peril he was facing and the creepy background music fades away, an unexpected assailant leaps into shot from nowhere and delivers a terminally surprising coup de grace.
However another Davies penalty nosed Hoppers further ahead on 65 minutes before he delivered the coup de grace with that bonus point-denying drop goal.
The coup de grace came during the Japan Series this season, in which Tanaka went 160 pitches during a Game 6 loss, then came back the next day and threw another 15 in relief to close out Rakuten's championship victory," writes Jeff Passan via Real GM.
The humiliation by Liverpool, which followed a 6-0 drubbing by Manchester City last month, appears to have been the final straw for the Spurs chairman Daniel Levy who delivered the coup de grace in person.
Stephens's day job as an event coordinator and office assistant for Diamante Atelier, a rare colored-diamond investment broker, supplied the production's coup de grace: The actors will be sporting jewels lent by the broker--"everything from Cartier antiques to Elizabeth Taylor's one-of-a-kind jewelry from House of Taylor," says Stephens.