taking of life

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There were all sorts of legal cruxes to be thought out, not only regarding the taking of life, even of a monstrosity in human form, but also of property.
While recognizing that ``extraordinary means are not necessary to preserve life,'' said Tamberg, ``the taking of life under other circumstances is rejected by our faith.
While we recognize that extraordinary means are not necessary to preserve life, the taking of life under other circumstances is rejected by our faith.