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self-protection

STD The obligation one has to oneself to prevent the transmission of an infection–eg, HIV; SP assumes that the other partner may not disclose HIV status, and if one engages in consensual sexual activity, caveat emptor. See Contributory negligence, Negotiated safety, Sexual responsibility.
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regards Job's second answer to God's speeches (42:1-6) as ironic and self-protective.
Most leaders in Africa--with a few exceptions--have been disappointing, unproductive, evil, self-protective, unaccountable, corrupt, oppressive, incompetent, downright ineffective and inefficient.
The self-protective concerns of the tenured are part of a much larger problem in the nation as a whole.
Heroes have to bore their way through an increasingly thick skin, then through the self-protective layers of cynicism, ennui and indifference.
Written in verse, "ABC's of Surviving School Violence" presents practical self-protective approaches and strategies, one for each letter of the alphabet.
It must position each state in a newly aggressive posture, at once defensive, self-protective, and pointedly into surveillance.
Nothing could better illustrate Mubarak's self-protective posture than his support for Israel's cruel siege of Gaza which has earned Egypt the widespread opprobrium of the Arab public.
They're less able to be self-protective, they might be more trusting, they might be less aware of the implications of subtle behaviors that can be exploited.
Rather than being reserved and self-protective, engaging in convincing self-disclosure is key.
Cancer, Glasgow You are self-protective, considering what has happened in your past.
The greatest pitfall we face is the possibility of now becoming self-satisfied, self-protective and self serving.
Coverage includes a basic definition of context-awareness, basic aspects of self-managing systems, how a context can be employed to make systems smart, how a context can be captured and represented, how dynamic binding of context sources can be possible, the need for "implicit-knowledge" to develop fault-tolerant and self-protective systems, and a higher-level vision of future large-scale networks.