natural death

(redirected from Natural Deaths)
Also found in: Financial.

natural death

A death caused solely by disease and/or the ageing process.

natural death

'A death…caused solely by disease and/or the aging process…'. Cf Unnatural death.
References in classic literature ?
Its more natural death is what we now seem to be on the point of experiencing, if the federal system be not speedily renovated in a more substantial form.
Having already had more than a taste of them in the house of my old master, and having endured them there, I very naturally inferred my ability to endure them elsewhere, and especially at Baltimore; for I had something of the feeling about Baltimore that is expressed in the proverb, that "being hanged in England is preferable to dying a natural death in Ireland." I had the strongest desire to see Baltimore.
Natural death? To die violently was the natural way of dying in those days.
"You do not believe then, sir, that he died a natural death?"
'At any rate,' said Mr Chester, 'you are young enough to escape what I may call a natural death for some years to come.
In the absence of any such proof, and in the face of the evidence of two eminent physicians, it is impossible to dispute the statement on the certificate that his lordship died a natural death. We are bound, therefore, to report, that there are no valid grounds for refusing the payment of the sum for which the late Lord Montbarry's life was assured.
"John Carter shall die a natural death in the Pit of Plenty, and the day he dies Dejah Thoris shall become my queen."
This part of the conversation was rather unintelligible; but popular rumour in the neighbourhood asserted that Mr Squeers, being amiably opposed to cruelty to animals, not unfrequently purchased for by consumption the bodies of horned cattle who had died a natural death; possibly he was apprehensive of having unintentionally devoured some choice morsel intended for the young gentlemen.
"Do you think he died a natural death?" A sort of smile was discernible on the motionless lips of Noirtier.
With us fighting is all that counts; were it not for that there would be more of the First Born than all the creatures of Barsoom could support, for in so far as I know none of us ever dies a natural death. Our females would live for ever but for the fact that we tire of them and remove them to make place for others.
The case was allowed to die a natural death, and was informally dropped in 1896.
From these facts, the condor, like the gallinazo must to a certain degree be considered as a gregarious bird In this part of the country they live altogether on the guanacos which have died a natural death, or as more commonl happens, have been killed by the pumas.