His life became a morass of anger and self-destruction: suicide attempts, gang activity.
But I have never seen a more devastating moment of self-destruction.
Control freak that you are, you tend to keep yourself on this side of self-destruction.
The British aristocracy is littered with stories of unmitigated spendthrifts who seem bent on self-destruction.
Timothy Dolan's job is to put the best face on the reactionary hierarchy's slow motion act of self-destruction.
Every society has a purpose, and the criminal population of Omega is bent upon its own self-destruction.
His eyes swept the cell in search of some mode of self-destruction.
A resolve carried him from it,—the resolve of self-destruction!
His attempts at self-destruction were as futile as his snatches at fame!
He was committed to Newgate, where two men were constantly with him in his cell, to prevent any attempt at self-destruction.