English version

a living death

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englisha living deatha living deatha life that is so unpleasant that it seems better to be dead living
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a living deathBut the hard labour for criminals which replaced judicial execution was so appalling that it was in effect a living death.If you have opted for non-action, then you have opted for a living death.Life without hope is a living death.In anorexia nervosa, which becomes a living death, the same connections are prevalent, together with the same confusing implications.
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