He was saying that a kind of living death had come to him with the loss.
For without brotherly love and kindly human interest, laws are but cast-iron rules, and life but a living death.
She must go to Portsmouth;—which she knew was tantamount to a living death.
To look back is to be stiffened into a living death; only with faces set forward are we safe and well.
They prayed that I might die, rather than be doomed to a living death.
It was a living death indeed, for hope of escape there was none.
And my evil nature said to me, 'Leave the Greek to her living death.
A narrow escape from a living death, but I still think that I was right.
Shall it be a living death for me, and deliverance and safety and honor for you all?
Better to die at once than to endure this slow, living death.