At the commencement of the quarrel he had been unarmed, but he had now seized this weapon in self-defence.
I do, sir; but I was struck, and was obliged to fight in self-defence.
Without taking into account whether the man is or is not responsible, still society has the right of self-defence.
A blow is not justifiable except in self-defence, or when all other means have failed.
The insurance companies were obliged in self-defence to prohibit their use in insured buildings.
He was ever conscious of self-defence on her side, of pained drawing back on his.
In one aspect this was a war of principles; in another, it was a war of self-defence.
He allowed them to retain their arms on the condition that they used them only in self-defence.
Feeling the barrel of M. Fauvel's revolver touch his breast, Raoul in self-defence seized his own pistol, and prepared to fire.
In self-defence therefore, we will deal with the Great Rope trick.