self-destruction


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self-destruction

(sĕlf′dĭ-strŭk′shən)
n.
1. The act or process of destroying oneself or itself.
2. Suicide.
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Yes, the laws of self- preservation and of self-destruction are equally powerful in this world.
More than once in the dark hours when the thought of self-destruction comes to a desperate woman, the image of my poor devoted friend, left to suffer alone, rose in my mind and restrained me.
I don't know much of the psychology of self-destruction.
All men who have made diseases of the mind their study, know perfectly well that such extreme depression and despair as will change the whole character, and beat down all its powers of elasticity and self-resistance, may be at work within a man, and yet stop short of self-destruction.
Seoul, Rabi'I 15, 1439, December 03, 2017, SPA -- Planned military drills between South Korean and US forces will "precipitate their self-destruction," North Korea said on Sunday, one day before the exercises were to begin, according to dpa.
to make sure that any attempt by the north at engaging in any form of provocations will lead to the self-destruction of the North Korean regime," she said at a meeting with her senior secretaries.
Summary: A tale of the protagonist's self-destruction
delivery of antihail missiles with ranges of fields at the point of self-destruction in "x" 6000-6500 m elevation at 55 and 0 meters above sea level;
With "Ship To Wreck,'' Florence and the Machine singer Florence Welch manages to convey a convincing sense of self-destruction.
TOKYO, Nov 21 (KUNA) -- South Korea warned North Korea to stop provocations against Seoul on Friday, saying they would eventually lead to the North's self-destruction, Yonhap News Agency reported.
According to Dauti, they show that the whole Muslim world has been taken hold of by a self-destruction syndrome that is apparently here to stay for a long time to come.
Theresa Brockway was superb as the increasingly desperate Lady Macbeth driving her husband first to greatness then on to self-destruction capturing precisely the neurosis which grows from a delusion of grandeur into the mal-de-deux that brings her world crashing down.