self-destruction

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[ US /ˈsɛɫfdɪˈstɹəkts/ ]
NOUN
  1. the act of killing yourself
    it is a crime to commit suicide
  2. the act of destroying yourself
    his insistence was pure self-destruction
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How To Use self-destruction In A Sentence

  • When does the inertia of self-neglect shade into the dynamic of self-destruction?
  • They've been chosen as subjects because they whirl around in a chaos of self-destruction. Times, Sunday Times
  • In Schumpeter's scheme therefore the self-destruction of capitalism as a system is inherent in its success.
  • Humankind is already on a pathway of self-destruction, an achievement that will not need the aid of an aberrant asteroid.
  • In 1935, the name "Thanatos" made a comeback in English, ushered in with psychoanalytic theory and describing an unconscious tendency toward self-destruction. Black Market Kidneys » In Which I Learn That Nas Mislead Me*
  • Kerry Fox and Mark Rylance star as a couple whose wordless, adulterous affair descends into paranoia and self-destruction.
  • The Romantics turned self-destruction into a literary convention, further weakening the stigma attached to the act.
  • He wanted Jill to give up her life of alcohol and self-destruction.
  • Are we in what Marx described as the self-destruction of finance-dominated advanced Capitalism? The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com
  • She is eager to please her lost father, to the point of self-destruction.
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