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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As he said nothing further, and declined taking the hint, Mr Brass was fain to propose that they should go up stairs together, and make a last effort to awaken the sleeper by some less violent means, which, if they failed on this last trial, must positively be succeeded by stronger measures.
And what is the difference, if a state is dissolved at once by such violent means, or if it gradually so alters in process of time as to be no longer the same constitution?
I know that in Vienna he has more than once made use of more violent means than he would dare to do here.
"Now, sir," continued Morrel, "in these days no one can disappear by violent means without some inquiries being made as to the cause of her disappearance, even were she not a young, beautiful, and adorable creature like Valentine.
You can't hurt me unless you kill me by some violent means. That I should indeed consider a tremendous sell.
Taking a man's nightcap from his brow by violent means, and adjusting it on the head of an unknown gentleman, of dirty exterior, however ingenious a witticism in itself, is unquestionably one of those which come under the denomination of practical jokes.
There was a danger that once the curfew was lifted, Indian forces would use further violent means, thus accentuating the humanitarian catastrophe.
He was the third King Richard to die by violent means and cautious monarchs have avoided the name since.
He was the third King Richard to die by violent means, and cautious monarchs have avoided the name since.
'Remove the information and communication blackout and allow freedom of expression and press ensuring reporting of facts and to avoid resorting to violent means including use of any forms of lethal weapons against unarmed demonstrators,' said the rights body in a list of demands.
A statement issued in Abuja on Sunday by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media and Publicity), 'the President calls on all those who seek to use and hide behind everyday citizens to attain power through undemocratic and violent means, which has been alluded, to come out clearly and be identified.
Charlie relays The Commodore's orders to apprehend Warm and "extract from him, by whatever violent means necessary, his formula".