Fifteen bulls received the coup-de-grace, and Alvarez, the matador of matadors, died in the arena with her name on his lips.
We may have to administer the "coup-de-grace" with our hand-bayonets.
Death gives the coup-de-grace to a drunken fellow who had fallen down stairs.
You cannot be killed accidentally; Odal must perform the coup-de-grace himself.
I pull about this unnatural monster till he is tired, land him, and give him the coup-de-grace.
But when 112he wished to give the coup-de-grace, in vain he sought the knight, he neither saw nor heard.
Hostilities were resumed and the coup-de-grace was given to Mexico on the historic hill of Chapultepec.
Lottie turned from giving Boyne his coup-de-grace, to plant a little stab in Ellen's breast.
In the hands of a master of the art it becomes an incisive weapon, like the blade with which the matador gives his coup-de-grace.
They were, however, completely powerless, and a double-barrelled gun gave each the "coup-de-grace" by a ball in the forehead.
The final blow: “He had been getting deeper and deeper in debt; the fates delivered the coup de grâce when he died.” The phrase is French for “stroke of mercy.” It originally referred to the merciful stroke that put a fatally wounded person out of his misery or to the shot delivered to the head of a prisoner after he had faced a firing squad.