inward aggression

inward aggression

[in′wərd]
Etymology: AS, inweard
destructive behavior that is directed against oneself. See also aggression, masochism.
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Old Brooke stands with the ball under his arm motioning the School back; he will not kick out till they are all in goal, behind the posts.
I'd kick out with those long legs and iron-shod hoofs.
To be Mary-Annish is to behave like a girl, whimpering because nurse won't carry you, or simpering with your thumb in your mouth, and it is a hateful quality, but to be mad- dog is to kick out at everything, and there is some satisfaction in that.