Violent Means

A term of art referring to a gruesome way to complete suicide, e.g., by firearms, hanging, slashing, falls, throwing oneself in front of a vehicle, etc.
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You can't hurt me unless you kill me by some violent means.
I know that in Vienna he has more than once made use of more violent means than he would dare to do here.
He was the third King Richard to die by violent means and cautious monarchs have avoided the name since.
He appealed to every true Muslim, especially the youth who are the hope for a promising future where security, reform, good governance and upholding of human rights and dignity prevails, to respect the sanctity of this blessed month, and not be persuaded by the terrorist groups that adopt violent means to achieve their notorious objectives in the name of Islam which is innocent of their criminal deeds, and not give the chance to those who seek to dismantle Islam from within by the hands of its followers.
Further use of force will only aggravate the problem," the corps commanders cautioned and "reiterated that the situation should be resolved politically without wasting any time and without recourse to violent means.
According to ISPR, it was once again reiterated that the situation should be resolved politically without wasting any time and without recourse to violent means.
There are other religious groups too, like Hindus, that keep trying to stop or throttle this very essential freedom of speech by violent means.
The parliament called for taking concrete measures by the Kingdom to safely and securely overcome the situation, and end all kind of violent means which contribute to destabilizing the security and stability of the country.
Rather than putting their narrow personal and ethnic interests aside for the sake of national cohesion, development, and peace, the political leadership of the 'infant' nation has resorted to violent means to settle their political disagreements.
To crush the protests, the police used random violent means, including rubber bullets and stun grenades.
When India was fighting against the British rule, on one side (Mahatma) Gandhi propagated peaceful struggle and on the second, there was Bhagat Singh, who used violent means to achieve the freedom.
The embassy said that vendors, desperate to make money in a deepening economic crisis, are using aggressive and even violent means to force tourists to do business with them.