happy release

happy release

n
liberation, esp by death, from an unpleasant condition
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He led a miserable life (the son, I mean) and died early; it was a happy release on all accounts; he degraded the family very much.
They little know, who coldly talk of the poor man's bereavements, as a happy release from pain to the departed, and a merciful relief from expense to the survivor--they little know, I say, what the agony of those bereavements is.
I no sooner recover, in a visiting point of view, the shock of poor dear papa's death, and my poor uncle's--though I do not disguise from myself that the last was a happy release, for, if you are not presentable you had much better die--'
It is beyond a doubt that he is indeed as dead as Pharaoh; and to judge from his appearance and condition, I should think it a happy release.
This is the story he tells and as every tale must have its hero, the one who adorns this tale is a young French scholar by the name of Eugene Burnouf, whose mastery of Sanskrit and Chinese enabled him to flesh out the Buddhist texts in their original language, thus resurrecting an understanding of the Buddha that heretofore had been unknown in the West but which has since become an unchallengeable certitude thanks to the happy release of his trailblazing book, Introduction to the History of Indian Buddhism.
It is largely pretty earnest stuff that doesn't really get anybody anywhere, which is why the amusing story involving the very theatrical actress and the playwright with a polysyllabic vocabulary is the one that comes as something of a happy release.
He was obsessed by death but I'd have thought death would have been a happy release for a guy like that.
In a letter to parents he wrote: 'As is all too often the case, his going was a blessing, a happy release, because this large man was brought down low by his illness.
He was obsessed with death, but I would have thought death would have been a happy release for a guy like that.
What wouldn't she have given for such happy release.
The reason is that living conditions for many of Canada's First Nations are so dreadful that an early death might seem like a happy release.