Self-destruction Sentence Examples
But the most revolting methods of self-torture and self-destruction are also practised as a means of rising in sanctity.
The aim is not self-destruction, but self-preservation; and yet the ethics of Manichaeism appears in point of fact as thoroughly ascetic. The Manichaean had, above all, to refrain from sensual enjoyment, shutting himself up against it by three seals - the signaculum oris, manus and sinus.
To Sir George was also due the first attempt, missionary effort apart, to educate the Kaffirs and to establish British authority firmly among them, a result which the self-destruction of the Amaxosa rendered easy.
Love alone could have been the reason for his lonely vigil, and ultimate self-destruction.
The prospect drove him insane, and he attempted suicide; he purchased poison, he placed a penknife at his heart, but hesitated to apply either measure of self-destruction.Advertisement
However, suppose an alien civilization somehow finds a way to launch the aggressive colonization of other planetary systems while avoiding self-destruction.
The new therapy uses a known anti-cancer gene called p53, which makes a protein that triggers the self-destruction of cancer cells.
To French, the British empire was always heading toward its own self-destruction.
This public self-destruction was unlike anything ever seen on Center Court.
Divided on Europe, rejected by the electorate, the Conservatives now totter on the verge of self-destruction over the euro.Advertisement
Sunday 16 th July Lord, have mercy on our wayward world, tottering on the brink of self-destruction.
In the early 2000s ongoing research is focused on new treatment and prevention methods, including molecular-targeted therapies, virus therapy, immunotherapy, and drug therapy that stimulates the self-destruction of cancer cells (apoptosis).
If the world does not change course, we risk self-destruction.