One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Cause (someone or something) to stop existing.
- ‘In the meantime, however, the time has come for us to make an end of him, and it is for that reason I requested you to visit me tonight.’
- ‘He did not want to see her suffer, and, thinking that it would be more merciful to make an end of her, he went into the kitchen to fetch his skinning knife.’
- ‘The task which is posed by history is not to support one part of the imperialist system against another but to make an end of the system as a whole…’
- ‘She answered, ‘I forgive you with all my heart, for I hope you shall make an end of my troubles.’’
- ‘Finally, we must reject supernatural explanations for the practical and simple reason that they make an end of science instead of advancing it.’
- ‘The English spectators, respecting his determination to make an end of himself, stood politely by and let him drown.’
- ‘As Daniel says - He has made an end of sin and finished transgression.’
- ‘One day the brothers who had been driven out came together, killed and devoured their father and so made an end of the patriarchal horde.’
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