self-preservation

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self-preservation

(sĕlf′prĕz′ər-vā′shən)
n.
1. Protection of oneself from harm or destruction.
2. The instinct for individual preservation; the innate desire to stay alive.
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The judge said after the boy suffered the burns to his body his mother's reaction was one of self preservation and her mother had acted to protect her daughter.
Earlier, the David Wachmantrained Self Preservation is expected to reverse navan form with Perfect godess in the opening two-year-old maiden.
* SIR - In reply to David Lewis, we were born with the animal instincts of self preservation.
Meanwhile, the Self Preservation League continues to make a mockery of Scottish football.
It is self preservation of workers that could tip the balance at the General Election.
Their approach is sublime, not beautiful: in Burke's famous distinction, the beautiful is to do with self propagation, (sex and the gentler aspects of life), the sublime is concerned with self preservation (the aesthetic pleasure to be obtained from the thrill of standing on a high ledge, or a thin bridge over a gorge).
So come on decision makers, let's once and for all abandon the self preservation societies that have ruled this country for centuries by ditching the company cars and generous expense accounts.
And in this second effort, co-authors Matthew and wife Ainsley go on to provide tips on self preservation for carers - helping them avoid developing a problem of their own.
Never mind noise pollution, it's self preservation on this estate, and no one seems to do anything about this dangerous practice.
He and the good professor should come down from their ivory tower and view the real world that exists outside their self preservation society.
Your brother is practising self preservation, refusing to open old wounds.
Mr Jones said that throughout the investigation it was clear that Reszpondek was motivated by nothing more than self preservation.