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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"It is a law, doubtless, but a law neither more nor less normal than that of destruction, even self-destruction. Is it possible that the whole normal law of humanity is contained in this sentiment of self-preservation?"
Two methods of self-destruction were at his disposal.
"It would prove an instinct of self-destruction," said Tarzan.
Pocket and Drummle while I was attentive to my knife and fork, spoon, glasses, and other instruments of self-destruction, that Drummle, whose Christian name was Bentley, was actually the next heir but one to a baronetcy.
From where I was it seemed that they were bent upon self-destruction, since the roar of the breakers beating upon the perpen-dicular rock-face appeared to offer only death to any one who might venture within their relentless clutch.
EVE, thy contempt of life and pleasure seems To argue in thee somthing more sublime And excellent then what thy minde contemnes; But self-destruction therefore saught, refutes That excellence thought in thee, and implies, Not thy contempt, but anguish and regret For loss of life and pleasure overlov'd.
'To fly at 6,000 meters is self-destruction' pilot comments on rescue of Kazakh alpinists in Kyrgyzstan AKIPRESS.COM - To climb up higher than 6,000 meters for rescue of the Kazakh alpinists in Kyrgyzstan is impossible for helicopters of Kazakhstan, pilot Stalbek Alymkulov said, Tengrinews.
The idea of nuclear war is actually self-destruction,' said the prime minister.
But it is hard to see how managing director Ashley Giles can continue the current wall of silence from the ECB over a player who, while capable of extraordinary feats on the field, is clearly also susceptible to self-destruction off it.
He said that these acts of cowardice would serve nothing but would pave the way for India's self-destruction.
'[B]ukod sa nakakatawa, it also shows kung ano ka sa buhay ko dahil talagang sinagip mo ko from myself and my downward spiral of self-destruction,' he said.
"Their respect and what they will produce is what must unite us." Otherwise we will talk about a false Macedonian syndrome of self-destruction, instead of using words "lack of democratic state of mind".