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.
It was a happy release. I believe he had suffered a long time?'
'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. Yet he must have been a good figure when a youth, and I dare say, good-looking." He says this, not unfeelingly, while sitting on the bedstead's edge with his face towards that other face and his hand upon the region of the heart.
Unhelpful ways of reporting suicide include providing details of their circumstances, name, background, personal difficulties, how they committed the act, splashing pictures, and summarily presenting it as a considered form of happy release for the individual from their troubles.
I think it's because she was lingering for so long, death came as a happy release in many ways.
He admits winning bronze at the Rio Olympics this summer was very difficult for him, and dancing has brought a happy release.
How did he turn from a stone idol into a man of flesh and blood?" 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.
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.